The Looming New Year

by baldilocks   Sounds ominous, doesn’t it? And it should. Many famous people have died this year, some from old age, some from long-term conditions , some from freak accidents, and of course drug overdoses. Most heart-wrenching and thought-provoking were the deaths of mother-and-daughter superstars, Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, within 24 hours of each … Continue reading The Looming New Year

The real Nazis

If you haven't watched "Man in the High Castle" and you're an Amazon Prime member, put it on your weekend "To Do" list.  I'm only on the first season, but it's an amazing dystopian view of an America that lost World War Two.  One of the most intriguing characters (to me anyway) is John Smith, … Continue reading The real Nazis

How Earning a Degree Can Shape Your Future

If you’ve been on the fence about whether or not to pursue your degree with the masters of science in nursing online curriculum program, then it may be helpful to learn about the ways it can shape your future. Earning a degree is nothing to take lightly. It requires a lot of hard work and … Continue reading How Earning a Degree Can Shape Your Future

Movies And The Culture Wars: Part 2 Captains Courageous: 1937

This is the 2nd of three guest posts I did for Ladd Ehlinger's site back in late 2011.  I'm reprinting them here (With Ladd's permission) because I think the election of Donald Trump is a significant event in the culture wars and these posts (and the follow ups that I intend to write) serve to explain what … Continue reading Movies And The Culture Wars: Part 2 Captains Courageous: 1937

The Unexpectedly Chronicles The Chicago Review of Books & Twitter Remind me of a Ty Cobb Story

In the Bill James Baseball abstract he tell the story of a young pitcher who claimed he could strike out Ty Cobb any time any where on three pitches and told the manager of Detroit that it would only cost train fare to see him do it. Figuring you never know the manager sent the … Continue reading The Unexpectedly Chronicles The Chicago Review of Books & Twitter Remind me of a Ty Cobb Story

The garbage truck brigade

Steve Green, posting at Instapundit, sniffs, SIGN ‘O’ THE TIMES: Garbage trucks to be a fortress of security in Times Square on New Year’s Eve. In the article, you'll find the following (emphasis added): Massive 20-ton sanitation trucks, weighted with an extra 15 tons of sand, will surround the iconic New Year's Eve celebration in … Continue reading The garbage truck brigade

The Chicago Review of Books “Notice Us for hating Milo” Play

Then some itinerant Jewish exorcists tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those with evil spirits, saying, "I adjure you by the Jesus whom Paul preaches." When the seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish high priest, tried to do this, the evil spirit said to them in reply, "Jesus I recognize, Paul … Continue reading The Chicago Review of Books “Notice Us for hating Milo” Play

The Top 10 posts of 2016

One of the odd things about blogging is that you don't always know what posts will take off and what post will die on the vine. 2016 like every year had both here at the blog. These are the 10 posts the drew the most direct eyeballs #10 Twitter Doubles Down Stacy McCain’s SexTroubleBook account … Continue reading The Top 10 posts of 2016

Is the Online MBA Really Worth It?

Let me start this post by answering that question with a big YES. Online MBA courses are now the most popular courses in education, with thousands of new students enrolling to get their master’s degrees. You don’t need to worry about the online MBA education not meeting the standards set by companies looking for new … Continue reading Is the Online MBA Really Worth It?

Obama created the Syrian disaster, so it’s fitting he’s not there to end it

Today, a truce has been brokered in Syria that will hopefully turn the corner on the worst humanitarian crisis in modern history. With the country torn to pieces, refugees have been flooding into Europe and some parts of the Middle East, creating a dangerous situation for the entire region. America, under the leadership of President Obama, … Continue reading Obama created the Syrian disaster, so it’s fitting he’s not there to end it

Jews Discover the Ghastly Tom Hagen Judenrein Jerusalem Democrat Math

Dr Sim: When the time is right there will be no delay. Twelfth Doctor: Ohh You told me something there. You told me something useful you shouldn't have done that! Dr Sim:  What did I tell you? Twelfth Doctor: You told me right that the time is currently wrong! Doctor Who The Return of Doctor … Continue reading Jews Discover the Ghastly Tom Hagen Judenrein Jerusalem Democrat Math

Understanding Liberals Principles in three Sentences

Judge: "Mr. Larch you are accused of invoking your Catholic faith in refusing to bake a cake for this gay couple's wedding and instead referring them to a rival bakery. As a broad open minded liberal judge I must ask this question, aren't you ashamed of yourself?" Mr. Larch: "Your honor I think one of … Continue reading Understanding Liberals Principles in three Sentences

Civics is in style

Evan McMullin's independent never-Trump-never-Hillary presidential campaign earned him 700,000 votes along with footnote status in future accounts of the 2016 presidential election. One bewildered supporter tweeted to him afterward, basically asking "what now?" McMullin responded on December 4 with a series of tweets that add up to two things: he's still not a Trump fan, … Continue reading Civics is in style

Stop blaming 2016

Anyone on social media has seen thousands of posts blaming 2016 for all and sundry events: Weather, election results, break-ups with girlfriends/boyfriends, and of course, celebrity deaths. It's come to the point that stating that 2016 Is Not Killing People is an unpopular opinion, no matter than the writer correctly notes that addictions cut lifespans. … Continue reading Stop blaming 2016

MBA Can Help Internet Marketers

An old lecturer of mine once said that marketing is a combination of art and science. As I delve into the world of internet marketing further, I find what he said to be true. Marketing involves a lot of creativity, but it is also a scientific process. Both creative thinking and data-driven decision making abilities … Continue reading MBA Can Help Internet Marketers