What a Perfect Spot for a Picnic!

Don’t mind the rattlesnakes, they don’t like sandwiches. In Closing: ...more

Music Monday: A Night at the Symphony

This is probably my favorite full symphony composition of all time. And that’s saying something from a lady who loves her some Wolfgang Amadeus (yeah yeah and props to Ludwig Van). In Closing:...more

Where is my motivation?

Since getting home from Texas last week, I’ve had a hard time getting motivated to write anything. I promise to get back on track soon. In the meantime, please enjoy some NSA and spying on Americans links, on the Post Office, our Vice President getting cheeky, crows solving problems, stuff I have been saying for years, sex workers, Mustangs, resume tips, a good point about antibiotic resistance, reverse Robin Hood, and many thanks to Comrade Misfit for introducing me to Wednesday ....more

So much for the right to a speedy trial

As our elected officials continue to do almost nothing that solves any real problems (and propose many things that pretend to solve problems both made up and real), I’d like to point out something about the immigration “reform” debate: the people who are trying to get their status normalized are being told they might get a court date in 2019. Now, take a look at your calendar. Says 2015, right? ...more

Convenient Insecurity

My car is a simple thing. You hit a button to lock the doors. You hit a button and you can unlock doors ....more

Music Monday: Kick Against the Pricks

In closing: enigma; happily ever after; one size fits all; do I still have the right to party?; a few choice words on inequality and trade agreements and related issues; please add “or whatever” ....more

Crystal Ball

It is the year 2035, and one court case is receiving a whole lot of attention: Average vs Doe. The facts of the case seem...more

Music Monday: In which I misuse Tom Petty

There’s been quite a lot of talk about, between, and across those that think vaccinations are wonderful lifesaving technology, and those that don’t. And for those who are saying “What’s the big deal? Measles are just a rash!” Roald Dahl has some words for you ....more

Every Afternoon

Translation: Every Afternoon in Grenada, Every Afternoon a Child Dies. Here in Las Vegas, our Child Protective Services office is under fire. Here’s a dead baby found incidental to police serving another warrant ....more

Lost At Sea

Let’s start with the wreckage of Blackbeard’s ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge. Seems there were a number of...more