The Greatest Story Ever Told (and the Star Trek Universe)

I don’t know what I’d do without Google. What did people do before Google? How did they do research? They actually went to a library and looked up stuff and copied it into thick binders full of paper. That was less than 20 years ago, and I remember a bit from those times. But I […]

What a Disappointment: Crony Capitalism and the Religious Right

As you may recall, I’m a friend neither of crony capitalism nor of the religious right. I hate crony capitalism, because it corrupts honest people just trying to run honest businesses and do an honest day’s work. That’s one of the reasons, I think, why everyone loves the “free market” but despises “capitalism.” And when […]

The Needs of the Many…

I kind of exhausted myself, by accident, writing what was supposed to be an inspirational post Monday. And it indeed was inspirational, especially for the people who had been there to witness the events I described. But as for me, it was emotionally draining to write. Then, yesterday, I pulled together for a post […]

Don’t Underestimate the Objects of Our Thanks

The following was originally published at Dad-o-matic. As we approach this holiday season, it seems we have little to be thankful about. Still topping the news are stories of death and dire. Abraham Biggs, a Florida teenager blogs that he will commit suicide and then webcasts a video of the event, live, while viewers on […]