“Despite”

“Despite”

Mar. 2, 2021 by

         Despite the politically-divisive environment in which our nation is currently embroiled, despite the frigid weather our part of the country is experiencing, despite the fact that it’s tax season,

“Thoughts on Cracker Barrel”

“Thoughts on Cracker Barrel”

Feb. 24, 2021 by

         Many years ago, in her early young adult years, my daughter ’Chelley and a friend (I think it was Liz – doesn’t really matter) would go on a spontaneous,

“Political Self-Preservation”

“Political Self-Preservation”

Feb. 16, 2021 by

         The second impeachment of former President Donald Trump was an exercise in clarification.  If there was ever any doubt that Congress is motivated first and foremost by self-interest, last

“What If”

“What If”

Feb. 10, 2021 by

         I’ve just discovered that there’s little difference between sitting in front of a blank piece of paper when you have no idea for a cartoon, and a blank computer

“Thoughts by People More Intelligent than I”

“Thoughts by People More Intelligent than I”

Jan. 26, 2021 by

         Christian Century magazine publishes an annual feature called “Voices of [fill in the year],” a collection of quotes from a variety of people.  Their December 30, 2020, issue included

“Trump – a Great President?”

“Trump – a Great President?”

Jan. 19, 2021 by

         The cartoonist who goes by the pseudonym Tom Tomorrow draws a comic strip called “This Modern World.”  Tom is unabashedly left-leaning, but I couldn’t help but feel – what?

“Tough Choices”

“Tough Choices”

Jan. 12, 2021 by

         Let’s see, now … democratic socialism or sedition?          Not the greatest of choices, but I have a pretty good idea of which I would choose, if they were

“He Is Dangerous”

“He Is Dangerous”

Jan. 7, 2021 by

         Yesterday, January 6, became another day that Franklin D. Roosevelt would have declared “a day that will live in infamy.”  At the urging of outgoing President Donald J. Trump,

Really Long-term Goals

Really Long-term Goals

Jan. 5, 2021 by

         If I tilt my head upward about 30 degrees I will see the bulletin board that sits atop my computer desk (because, in all the years I’ve had it,

Closing the Door on 2020

Closing the Door on 2020

Dec. 29, 2020 by

         Get ready for the annual recaps of the past year to be presented by the major TV networks and news outlets, complete with video and commentary.  We can be