The Darkness Spreads

Each day, the well-funded shadow of authoritarian anti-democratic disinformation spreads further across the planet. The simple, the gullible, and the hateful are easily impressed into the ranks of its followers. If we have not reached the tipping point, we soon will. Every nickel of “tax relief” to the already very wealthy went not, as the… Continue reading The Darkness Spreads


It has been eleven days since I deleted my Twitter account. I had a number of relationships on that platform that I really enjoyed. Included among them were authors of books and blogs (from the Golden Age of blogging) whose work I had consumed going back over 20 years. But after coming to terms with… Continue reading Unshackled

I’m an Amateur

I do a lot of things that are not in my line of work such as carpentry, plumbing, minor auto repairs, construction, and other such pursuits. As well, I read a lot of book – mostly nonfiction – with the lion’s share being history books. I maintain a healthy level of humility in my professional… Continue reading I’m an Amateur


We have reached the point where the followers of the deposed of the demented simpleton are becoming more deranged than he is. I don’t know how we can deal with 25-30% of the population suffering a collective delusion.