you just can't make this stuff up!

the imps of irony strike again! In my news feed was this head line: "CRIME Chicago Rapper Shot While Shooting Black Lives Matter-Themed Music Video".  The Chicago Police Department confirmed a shooting at 6:55 p.m. on Tuesday, which appeared to...

Kleenex Alert!

When a veteran thanks a musician who helped him keep it together. During a concert at the Xfinity Center in Hartford, CT last Friday, Miranda Lambert began singing her hit "The House That Built Me"—but she only got a few lines of the first verse...

An esoteric bit of the Constitution

This is the civics lecture in the continuing series of thought provoking topics.     It is the bit that is most of the time totally misunderstood as to why it is done this way.  It is the bit that the people who think the tyranny of the...

Most of what they taught (another in the continuing series)

A new history of the Great Depression is emerging. One that acknowledges the role that government played in causing it, and the constructive role that free enterprise could have played, if it were given the chance. Herbert Hoover turned what should...

Flyboard to the rescue

When one's recreation proves useful. Bored Minnesota superhero puts out boat fire with flyboard He can fly! - But only when directly above a body of water. He can put out fires! - But only those occurring on a lake, swimming pool, or river....

Smell-o-vision?

Every once in a while one finds an unexpected blessing that a development in techology has not come into being.  No matter how much those of us who enjoy cooking and other culinary programs would enjoy the scents of the food, this is one time...

Whatever you do for the least

Sometimes something you send to another as encouragement reaches far beyond the one you help and touches the world.   A touching note from a single mom posted on the Facebook page of San Francisco television anchor Frank Somerville has been liked...