He died last week after a battle with cancer. Limbaugh was a polarizing individual. That’s an understatement. You either loved him or hated him, no middle ground. In addition, he was rich and famous. Let me be upfront, I did not care for the man, definitely not a fan. This is not a blog to … More Rush Limbaugh: Why Was He Famous?
Too bad Mel Gibson did not make more of these films. He is quite good, and political intrigue done well stays in our film lexicon. What is hotter, the politics of Jakarta or the relationship between Gibson’s Hamilton and Sigourney Weaver’s Jill, an aid at the British Embassy. Gibson is reporter Guy Hamilton, new to … More The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
Neil Young is in the twilight of life, but you wouldn’t know it by the incredible number of projects he has in development. He may be the youngest 75 year old. During the pandemic, there was no touring, yet that didn’t slow Young, who worked on his archives, readying several albums for release, concerts, shelved … More Neil Young: COVID Music
The truth is no longer simple or sacred. Trumpism ushered in this: Using alternate facts to reach a different conclusion. Trying to reimagine the truth because you do not like it. Denying reality with a fabricated narrative. We live in perhaps the most confusing time. Yes, we are so divided, but we cannot even agree … More These Simple Truths
Greta Thunberg, the environmental activist, turned 18 years old last weekend. What did you do before age 18? If you are like me, I was trying to graduate from high school and figure out my future. Greta was been working to make sure we have any kind of future. Search my blog for other Greta … More Greta at 18
Bing West was recently profiled on CBS Sunday Morning. The author of a series of books on Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, West is a Marine combat veteran and later served in the Defense Department. He was imbedded with troops in various war zones, including Afghanistan, which is the backdrop for One Million Steps. The opposite … More One Million Steps: A Marine Platoon At War
Jimmy Carter was not a very popular president. History however, is becoming much kinder to the 39th president. Carter, a relatively unknown politician outside of his native Georgia, defeated the unelected president, Gerald Ford, and was soundly defeated by Ronald Reagan in 1980. Carter was the temporary reprieve between the Nixon and Reagan years, as … More The Carter Presidency
The freedom argument is all wrong. Living free entails choosing smart, not being stupid. Yet, many have decided the Constitution allows them to refuse to wear a mask when government bodies say otherwise, all in the name of freedom. First, they argue that masks do not work, then switching gears, claiming that governmental action cannot … More Exercise Your Freedom: Wear the Mask
We live in a world where you can pick your truth and whatever “facts” support it. No longer are we confined to information that we do not agree with or support. Thankfully, the world now allows each of us to be right. With the help of technology, we can adapt reality. I do not care … More The Other Truth
That is a well- used term, but what does it really mean? Pro-life is generally associated with being against abortion. When I think of being pro-life, I see a much broader definition. If you are against terminating a pregnancy, should not the term be pro-birth? Life is more than birth; life is what comes after, … More Pro-Life?