Monthly Archives: January 2012

Off With Their Head(lines) Revisited

  Newspapers are dying. We have, for better or for worse, decided that McNews is better, more digestible and easier on the soul in the form of Fox broadcasts, USA Today, or blogs and websites. The impending demise of the … Continue reading

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Snow

  It snowed here a couple of days ago, nothing to speak of if you lived anywhere even a bit more northerly, but enough of an occurrence in Virginia to snarl traffic and cancel community events. This was not a … Continue reading

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Mmmmmoney

  So I am a gadzillionaire; I own your mortgage, the loan on your car, your insurance company. I own Visa and Mastercard although few people know it’s essentially the same company; I own the cable TV network and the … Continue reading

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Best Sold By…

  Sometimes in the mid 1800, legends have it, a frozen mammoth was discovered in a mass of ice in Siberia. There’s nothing unusual there, as the frozen remains of these giant creatures have been found regularly in Europe and … Continue reading

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The Unified Theory of Failure

    Is there anyone out there, even in the farthest reaches of the nation, who still thinks we’re not in trouble? No? Good. This is a step in the right direction, as is—finally, what in the world took you … Continue reading

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Banging Against the Low Ceiling of One’s Own Talent

  Some days it’s easier to write than others. This morning I woke up with the germ of an idea for a book I‘ve been working on. Nothing earthshaking, just a nice little plot twist that might have amused the … Continue reading

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A Little Middle East Snit

    Usually I don’t get worked up about stuff like this. The world of geopolitics abounds with absurdities that range from North Korean leadership to Franco-German dialogue. The threat by Iranians made a few days ago against a US … Continue reading

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