Category Archives: Politics

Stigma


This work for the Poem of the Week celebrates the current Weltgeist of diversity. As with any idea that stakes out absolute righteousness for itself, the Woke Movement is at risk of falling prey to fanaticism, intolerance, and many of … Continue reading

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INTERNATIONAL RATIONAL DAY


For all of you celebrating Labor Day, welcome to this Monday’s Poem of the Week. As you are celebrating your day of leisure, I thank my friend Dave for contributing his thought provoking piece. If only we could be so … Continue reading

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I vote


With Election Day tomorrow, I’m grateful to my friend Dave who wrote the following poem, so appropriate for the occasion. Please do your part – vote with conscience. I Vote I vote to increase my personal wealthFrom out of the … Continue reading

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What is “Good Enough” to be a Doctor or a Nurse?


What is “Good Enough” to be a Doctor or a Nurse? Most parts of our country are experiencing major shortages in the number of doctors and nurses required to serve the medical needs of the community. This problem has been … Continue reading

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How The Government Works


After tilting at bureaucratic windmills for the last several days, I came across this old post which was too true to ignore and too accurate to be really funny. See how it fits with your experience of how things are … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS FOR THOSE WHO TAKE LIFE TOO SERIOUSLY


One thing that seems common to both sides of our current divisions is a significant lack of humor. This piece from the Archives is dedicated to you.   Save the whales. Collect the whole set. A day without sunshine is … Continue reading

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SHAME ON US


SHAME ON US! I am angry, and I’m deeply ashamed. I just turned off the news (which I watch with decreasing frequency, as it seems designed to make me fearful, angry or both) showing scenes of the fall of Kabul, … Continue reading

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How History Works


Welcome back to the start of another week. Here is a little food for thought from the archives for Monday’s Poem of the Week. Be well, stay safe. how history works they raged against it, that steel abomination, that industrial … Continue reading

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Grading On A Curve


Whoever came up with the idea of grading on a curve deserves to have their medical care provided to them by the one at the lowest end of that curve, along with having their home built by the architect and … Continue reading

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Progress


It’s Monday morning. The recent storms have left the Southern California mountains vested with a magnificent mantle of white without burdening the inhabitants of the lower elevations with snow shoveling duties. Grateful for our geography, here is another offering for … Continue reading

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