Blog Posts

On Statins and Greed

Like millions of Americans whose doctors have prescribed statins to lower cholesterol, consider that many, many of us had great success with them for decades--until they turn on you. About five years ago, my steady decline in health and fitness went unnoticed and was attributed to my advancing age--the age one sees on a lot … Continue reading On Statins and Greed

Seattle Tech Companies Tax Revolt

So Jeffie throws a chair into the corner and says he's not going to build a new Amazon building in downtown Seattle because of the new head-tax on big companies like Amazon. Good. When a city is facing a housing crisis which means an entire class of people can't afford to find a place to … Continue reading Seattle Tech Companies Tax Revolt

On Offending those on the Right

I again offended my midwest farmer friends and relatives on Facebook or those who appreciate them. I apologize. I also appreciate hard-working men and women who work hard against impossible odds to bring us the food we all need. I didn't mean to indict wide swaths of America as ignorant fools who aren't smart enough to … Continue reading On Offending those on the Right

Trusting our Kids and the World

Not being a parent, a fellow author asked if kids nine to twelve would typically have cell phones. Several folks answered in the affirmative—one reminded us of a Federal program to give flip-phones to seniors and underprivileged kids. This got me thinking. How many people today take this level of connectivity between parents and kids … Continue reading Trusting our Kids and the World

On Holiday Travel

About two months ago, my spouse announced she’s going to visit our daughter (George) in Florida for Christmas. She didn’t expect me to want to go because of… well, let’s just say “issues.” Our other daughter, Fred was also going. “Count me in,” I said, without a lot of enthusiasm — as when agreeing to go to … Continue reading On Holiday Travel