Finding Intellectual Grifters: Five Rules that Help

So called intellectuals can be a snobby bunch refusing to consider their own opinions and developing an insider mentality. For more than a century contributions of African-American poets, writers, or scientists were ignored or downplayed, because the establishment did not want to see what had been done outside their guild. I once was chatting with [Read More…]

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City Upon a Hill: Salt Better Have Savor

They say the camera adds ten pounds, a situation I cannot afford just now. Worse, unlike radio, you cannot scratch your nose while on television. Everyone is looking at you ten-pounds heavier finger reaching up to scratch your ten-pounds-heavier nose. As one cameraman warned me: “Everyone is looking. Don’t blow it.” This was not as [Read More…]

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Finding a Good Plumber

Until I met Russ Keene I was at the mercy of the most wicked class of men: the bad plumber. The bad plumber explores those parts of the house we call shameful and gives them great honor by charging great fees to fix them. They smoke more than they work and when they are done, [Read More…]

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This is the most important election of my lifetime? Nuts!

Evidently I have lived in very bad times. Since I was a little boy, I have been told THIS ELECTION IS THE MOST IMPORTANT OF YOUR LIFETIME. We always stood one more term of “them” from TOTAL DOOM. Nuts. My hero Teddy Roosevelt told us “we stand at Armageddon and we battle for the Lord.” [Read More…]

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Truth Matters: And Almost Nobody Always Tells It

  Tell the truth. My dad told this to me as a boy and he was justified, because as far as I know, my dad has never told a lie. The rest of us are not so blessed. Most of us develop convenient memories or mess up at some point under pressure. The goal is [Read More…]

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