More gory days than glory

I’ve always enjoyed Calvin and Hobbes. I think like Calvin and I aspire to act like Hobbes. In reality many of my attitudes and beliefs about life are reflected in the dry and sarcastic humor of Bill Watterson’s comic. I collect Calvin and Hobbes comic books: the art is stimulating; the storytelling is inspired and... Continue Reading →

Empathy is dead

I would think Americans with less skin pigment would be less familiar with the institutional racism and biases Americans with more skin pigment experience.   However, to have the viewpoint requires some humility and integrity and willingness to admit my experience is not the only human experience with value. This is called empathy. A learned... Continue Reading →

Who is a bigger hypocrite?

Not sure who's a bigger hypocrite: you or me. I'm pro-choice because I don't think your religious morality should trump science or be forced onto another person in a free and secular society. However, watching you waddle your pregnant ass from the convenience store counter to your car with your carton of cigarettes and a case... Continue Reading →

I am a tree

Question: How can I judge myself less harshly & appreciate myself more? I think this is one of the best responses I've come across. He applies this truth to both himself and to others. Check it out at Ram Dass, Love Serve Remember .  

Ten and poor

Recently, I sat for a few hours talking to a 98-year-old woman about her experiences in a small rural Wisconsin town. The woman is amazing and still sharp as a tack. For over 25 years she owned a grocery store in this town and every summer she and her husband extended credit to the local... Continue Reading →

A life lesson: Sometimes it is best to mind my own business

I was walking past the mental hospital the other day, and all the patients were shouting, "13, 13, 13". The fence was too high to see over, but I saw a little gap in the planks, so I looked through to see what was going on. Somebody poked me in the eye with a stick!... Continue Reading →


I spent most of my life trying to be the good guy and do what I thought was best. Sometimes I have failed spectacularly. However, most of the time I did a good job contrary to what you think you know. Most of my life I have given one individual opportunity after opportunity and when things... Continue Reading →

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