Category Archives: Notes For Next Time

Political, Social, Random Comments and Thoughts

ISIS

America has the attention span of a cat.  We move from issue to issue quickly and tend to view each problem we face as if it were a unique thing, unrelated to other, broader problems. United States was born in … Continue reading

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Good bye Mork

Albert Camus wrote an essay titled An Absurd Reasoning in which he argued that there is really only one serious question humans have to ask themselves. Is life, or is life not, worth living? It is, essentially, a question each … Continue reading

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The Pipeline

The Pipeline No. Not that pipeline, the other pipeline. We should build a pipeline from San Diego, just across from Tijuana, to Brownsville, Texas, that’s about 1,600 miles. Such a pipeline would connect the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Of course, … Continue reading

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Why Romney

The other day I was asked an interesting question.  It came from an old friend from many years ago.  She is a person whose intelligence and perspective I respect and whose opinion I value.  She knew me well in the … Continue reading

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Civilian Casualties

While many things have happened in the last couple of days, two are of particular interest. First, four young Palestinian boys were accidently killed by Israeli naval gunfire. The Israelis have indicated that the incident was a regrettable accident and … Continue reading

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Sending “Advisors” into Iraq, Again

When I was 7 years old I did a very stupid thing. Of course it was neither the first nor the last stupid thing I did, but it informed my decision process from then on. I grew up in a … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Life

Whatever your origin myth, there is an over-arching concept that defines humans. We are members of the animal kingdom and share the common characteristics of animated life. The purpose of human life is the same as the purpose of any other … Continue reading

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Bio-tech

Somewhere in Facebook is a posting about picketing of bio-tech concepts by well-meaning activists. Various opinions have been voiced on the matter, here is mine. I have expressed the opinion here on other occasions, that mankind’s time on this planet is marked … Continue reading

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Politics, Whose Side are you on, anyway?

Seems like everywhere I goThe more I see, the less I knowMichael FrantiSometimes I find that the words of others can speak my mind more clearly than my own.I am a fan of Shakespeare, especially his comedies. Watching the scenes … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day/Armistice Day

I want to thank all of those who have thanked me for my service today, and every day. I served during the Vietnam era and the “thanks of a Grateful Nation” was a little hard to come by then. It … Continue reading

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