Monthly Archives: November 2014

Stay Calm, Don’t Panic

It’s always interesting to watch a collision between the reality based world and the make believe world. Ferguson is providing one view into that collision. Another is remarkable only because it happened in the mainstream, on purpose and by respected … Continue reading

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Fighting Demons Part 2

Part of the problem of being a reality based person living in the same community of people who aren’t is that you question your own sanity and perceptions. A lot. So when I saw the reports that Darren Wilson was … Continue reading

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Fighting Demons Part 1

A lot of words have been spilled about events in Ferguson MO. Ferguson is about more than Michael Brown and Darren Wilson, although both of those people are important. This case, at it’s root, is about what is usually called … Continue reading

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Conversion

(I had a choice of topics this week. I could write about the tree removal here at the Compromise, or I could write about puppy mills. The latter sends me into such a rage and hatred of humanity that I … Continue reading

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Midterm Mayhem

I’ve been struggling to write something about the United State’s midterm “elections” but it’s not going well. Basically, these guys have won. Pretty much across the board, Americans value the promise of jobs over the lives of their children. This … Continue reading

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Home Library

I am on the cusp of being reunited with my library after more than a year of separation. Words fail to capture my excitement. The books got packed up after the Flood of ’13 and have been in storage ever … Continue reading

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Where Magic Happens

I’ve called politics in America a clown show, but I think that is a bit glib. As someone who has been intensely and passionately engaged in the political process, who majored in political science in my youth, I cannot take … Continue reading

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