Report from Louisiana: Are we destroying reading?

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – I read with interest the post by Baldilocks about the kids in the United Kingdom who can’t tell time.  It seems difficult to believe, doesn’t it?  But, it’s true and it’s true here in America too.  I teach in an American high school and I have kids who can’t tell … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Are we destroying reading?

A Brief Open Letter to Democrats and Media Members who attended the 2018 #WHCD

Dear Democrats and Media Members who attended the #2018 White House Correspondents Dinner. After viewing Michelle Wolf's complete routine at the 2018 White House Correspondents Dinner I have a request to make of you. Please include comedian Michelle Wolf in any and all official events held by media, the Democrat party and any Democrat candidates … Continue reading A Brief Open Letter to Democrats and Media Members who attended the 2018 #WHCD

Precedent Washington

I've mentioned in the past my daughter's obsession with Hamilton, the musical. We were in the car this afternoon listening to "One Last Time," in which George Washington tells Alexander Hamilton that he is stepping down as president after two terms and asks Hamilton to help him compose his Farewell Address (which was actually published in the … Continue reading Precedent Washington

Don’t be fooled, the Chicago Sun-Times wants subscriptions to peddle its side of the story, not yours

By John Ruberry A week ago the Chicago Sun-Times began a high-profile begging campaign with a white splash--a blank sheet of paper--as its front page to draw attention to an op-ed, “Imagine Chicago without the Sun-Times: An urgent appeal.” Or, the editorial could be titled, give us money or the Sun-Times will shut down. "Until … Continue reading Don’t be fooled, the Chicago Sun-Times wants subscriptions to peddle its side of the story, not yours

Voices of the East Coast Football League Mass Phoenix out of Leominster MA

I talked to the ownership and the coach of the new East Coast Football League (ECFL) team the Mass Phoenix in Leominster on Friday where their team will play their home games If like me you aren't interested in the NFL Draft but have an interest in actual football this might be to your taste. … Continue reading Voices of the East Coast Football League Mass Phoenix out of Leominster MA

The United Kingdom is Out of Time

by baldilocks Shakespeare wept And in other news regarding the downfall of the UK … Schools are removing analogue clocks from examination halls because teenagers are unable to tell the time, a head teachers’ union has said. Teachers are now installing digital devices after pupils sitting their GCSE and A-level exams complained that they were … Continue reading The United Kingdom is Out of Time

But what is it worth to you?

I've managed to buy and sell a few homes due to constant military moves. While plenty of people will try to talk metrics on homes, whether it's price per square foot or something like that, the reality of whether it was "worth it" is whether you made more money selling the home than what is … Continue reading But what is it worth to you?

Alfie Evans Dead for the NHS’s & England’s Want of one Hour of Churchill

Hayden: [stopping his horse and drawing a pistol] Good night Mr. Breen John Breen: You mean I can go? Hayden: Anytime John Breen: [looking at the armed men around behind him] What makes you think I will? Hayden: Because that way you've got a chance, a small one, but a chance John Breen: [griping reigns … Continue reading Alfie Evans Dead for the NHS’s & England’s Want of one Hour of Churchill

Some Synthetic Hormones are More Equal Than Others

Sharpe: What've you got there Harper? Harper: Just a wee wild bird. Sharpe: Won't it fly away? Harper: No. It trusts me. Sharpe: But you're gonna put it in a cage. Harper: It knows it'll get a few crumbs in a cage. Sharpe: I thought wild things like their freedom. Harper: Freedom to starve is … Continue reading Some Synthetic Hormones are More Equal Than Others

Collaborative Robots

In the past, robots were huge and robust gadgets which executed duties outlined for them. They came with bright colors to caution workers of their imminent danger. They were encircled with protectors and a fence for security reasons. Setting them up was an arduous task and one needed to have excellent programming skills to set … Continue reading Collaborative Robots

Which of these UK Responses on the #alfieevans case is a parody and which one is real?

John Dickinson: What's so terrible about being called an Englishman? The English don't seem to mind. Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Nor would I, were I given the full rights of an Englishman. But to call me one without those rights is like calling an ox a bull. He's thankful for the honor, but he'd much rather … Continue reading Which of these UK Responses on the #alfieevans case is a parody and which one is real?

Telling the story

I hate the terms “ableism” and “implicit bias.” They smack of linguistic and political trendiness. But now comes Britain’s National Health Service to show us what those words mean, and suddenly they’re menacing, not trendy.  As I write this, Alfie Evans still lives in spite of the best efforts of the NHS. I hope that … Continue reading Telling the story

For the NHS’s Reputation Sake Alfie Evans MUST die

Nicholas Angel: You should be ashamed! Calling yourself a community that cares! James Reaper: Oh, but we do care Nicholas! Joyce Cooper: It's all about the greater good! NWA Members: [echoing in agreement] The greater good... Nicholas Angel: How can this be for the greater good? NWA Members: [echoing] The greater good... Hot Fuzz 2007 … Continue reading For the NHS’s Reputation Sake Alfie Evans MUST die

Donors Keep the Southern Poverty Law Center Out of Poverty

by baldilocks Today I was interviewed by Chris Levels, who host a BlogTalkRadio show four days a week called Politics and Prophecy.   It was the second time that Chris invited me to his show, the second time that one of us had equipment failure, and the second time that I was one longer that scheduled. … Continue reading Donors Keep the Southern Poverty Law Center Out of Poverty

The Catholic Church in China

At St. Francis Catholic Church in Xi’an, China, the congregation flowed out into the courtyard for Sunday Mass. Churchgoers include many young parents with children. The service lasted more than 90 minutes, including a sermon that ebbed and flowed for nearly 20 minutes. Each section of the church has one of the Ten Commandments written … Continue reading The Catholic Church in China