Grandfather, educator, businessperson, writing to understand our world and to make it a better place
Why is a Larger Human Population Better?
We live on a planet with abundant resources, but they are not unlimited. There is a point where's the Earth's population will outstrip the available resources to sustain life. Many starving unsheltered Earthlings probably believe we have reached that point already.
What We Have Learned About the Capitol Riot?
Failure of Capitol Security A day before the Capitol riot on January 6, the FBI warned Capitol Police that extremists were traveling to Washington to commit violence. The FBI asked the Capitol Police to coordinate with them before taking any action. No coordination took place.
Is the Metaverse the Future We Want for Our Children?
Try to get the attention of a youngster or teen when they are immersed in a video game. It's hard to break into the zombie-like state, much like trying to talk to dad on Sunday during the seven-hour NFL Red Zone.
We Need to Reinstate the Draft Before We Jump Into Ukraine
The ink’s not quite dry on the pullout from Afghanistan before US officials are looking to make the world safe for democracy in another corner of the world. What’s mind-boggling is the fact that fifty percent of Americans support this initiative — meaning let’s send other people’s kids to Ukraine so we can crank up the military-industrial complex and give our economy a great big boost.
Morris Meadow — A Savory Memory
I dream of Morris Meadow nestled in the Trinity Alps. Now I can only visit in my mind. My legs are too worn to carry me eight miles up the switchback trail. But, before that trail gets steep and arduous, it meanders along the Stuart Fork of the Trinity River. The Stuart Fork is a fast-flowing snow-melt. I always stopped to plunge off its rocky ledge, always twice, once to refresh my body and once to fix the icy embrace in mind for the hot, dry trail ahead.
How Has Your Life Turned Out So Far?
When I read the plethora of articles about life and work it seems success is primarily measured in dollars. There seem to be countless articles admonishing people to quit the drudgery of their day jobs that apparently are the only thing holding them back from fame and fortune. I think that in the end, dollars make up only a tiny fraction of one's success in life.
What Grew Faster than the National Debt?
The MAGA catchphrase demands we look back to a time when America was great. There was a time when America had a thriving middle class. It was a time before we suffered from stifling inequality, a time when the national debt grew modestly. It was a time as a nation we sent a man to the moon. As a nation, we defeated Nazi Germany and Imperialist Japan. We made great strides in science and technology that laid the foundation for the digital age.
How Has Your Parenting Stacked Up to Your Parent’s Effort?
I heard that sentence often until I left home to strike out on my own. My dad was full of sayings. “If I can’t teach you, trouble will teach you.” “You’ve made your bed, and now you’ve got to lie in it.”