May 11, 2022

There’s an old story that is often used to show how easily we can adjust to things that are slowly doing us harm. The story goes that if you place a frog in a room temperature pot of water and then place the pot on the stove and turn up the heat, little by little, the frog will not notice the change until he’s been boiled alive. Scientifically speaking, that story is rubbish, frogs do notice when the water gets... Read more

May 4, 2022

With the recent announcement of leaked information, it appears that the Supreme Court is primed to overturn Roe v. Wade. The likelihood of many more states banning abortions seems to be imminent. No matter which estimates you use, it is very likely that half, give or take, of the states in the Union will immediately move to ban abortions should the Supreme Court follow through with what it seems to be preparing to do. One look at the map of... Read more

April 27, 2022

Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter has put the issue of wealth in the forefront of my mind the last few days. In my opinion, the biggest problem facing our nation is income inequality. I say this because I believe that almost all our other problems are directly related to it. Name any hot-button issue, abortion, racism, election fraud, gerrymandering, taxes, education, immigration, etc., and a direct line can be drawn between it and income inequality. Income inequality is particularly relevant... Read more

April 15, 2022

I just finished watching Ken Burns’ latest work, a brilliant two-part documentary about Benjamin Franklin. As a long-time teacher and student of American history, Franklin’s life falls right into my wheelhouse of interest, so I went into this new retrospective armed with substantial prior knowledge about the subject. But as with all of Ken Burns’ films, this masterpiece got me to think about Franklin in ways I had never experienced before. It also opened doors for me to make direct... Read more

April 13, 2022

In case you missed it, in a Fox News interview with author turned politician, J.D. Vance, this past week, Tucker Carlson said that he was bewildered by the fact that the fathers of students weren’t storming into classrooms and “thrashing” teachers for “sexually grooming” kids in schools. You can’t see me right now, but I want you to know that I just took about a minute break from what I am writing just to let my opening sentence sink in—it... Read more

April 6, 2022

During the congressional hearings for Supreme Court nominee, Ketanji Brown Jackson, Republican Senator Ted Cruz (Texas), brought into question the judge’s views on Critical Race Theory. He used several books that are used by the Georgetown Day School, a prep school where Jackson serves as a trustee, as examples of what he claimed were over-the-top examples of the indoctrination of children with radical ideology. One such book is called Antiracist Baby, written by Ibram X. Kendi (that very name must... Read more

April 4, 2022

I’m just back from a nice week of spring break vacation. My wife and I spent the week in the southeast. On our way home, we made some stops in some places I’ve always wanted to visit but hadn’t yet. One of those places was Greenville, South Carolina. I’d been told by several people that Greenville is a cool town with some great places to walk. I wasn’t disappointed. There is a great area where a waterfalls flows right through... Read more

March 24, 2022

Imagine walking into a preschool classroom full of precious and impressionable little children. The teacher entrusted with keeping these precious, innocent children safe and preparing them to go into kindergarten has apparently been teaching them about our president. The students seem well-versed in a sort of ritualistic group chant. The teacher asks, “who is our president?” The children, in unison, gleefully shout back, “Biden!” Isn’t that sweet, you think to yourself. These cute little 4-year-olds are learning about the president…then... Read more

March 21, 2022

Many of my conservative Christian friends have been having a field day on social media lately with the rising cost of gasoline. Not surprisingly, they are using the inflation, particularly at the gas pumps, as an opportunity to point fingers at President Biden. I’ve tried to respectfully point out that, while there may well be things that Biden deserves criticism for, the price of gas really isn’t one of them. As you might expect, they don’t seem to want to... Read more

March 15, 2022

  Americans like to say that this country was founded on the ideals of religious freedom. That sounds good, doesn’t it? Another concept that goes hand-in-hand with that is the “American Melting Pot.” That concept is stitched into to American fabric so much that it would be the first thing that came to mind to many Americans if you’d ask them what America means to them. But really, it’s one group of Americans that would answer that way, White Anglo-Saxon... Read more

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