Here lies Old Hope


I am at the age when the pattern that leads to the deaths of ill dear ones seems clear. Whether it is a doctor's optimism or the body's stubbornness to give in to mortality, there always seems to be that glimmer of possibility that shows up in the last few hours of being alive. The… Continue reading Here lies Old Hope

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Post Traumatic Bush Disorder


How John McCain was screwed twice by the 43rd President of the United StatesThe experts say that the condition known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) shows up three to seven years after a veteran's return from war. Five-and-a-half years since the beginning of the Iraq War, seven years since the abuses at Enron and the… Continue reading Post Traumatic Bush Disorder

Comparing Healthcare


This is a link to Kaiser's comparison charts for the '08 presidential candidates' healthcare programs. I haven't had a chance to evaluate each candidate's stand myself, but this is an interesting tool.http://www.health08.org/sidebyside.cfm

Many Rivers to Cross – A Boomer’s Remorse


Leadership, the River and the Promised LandSomewhere we got the idea that an age of fulfilled promise and hope is beyond our grasp. How many opportunities do we have in a lifetime to change the direction of a government? How many times do we have in a lifetime to impose the will of fair, honest… Continue reading Many Rivers to Cross – A Boomer’s Remorse

Something New Comes Along


Just when I think there is nothing left to be old, something new comes along.I wonder what creates a memory. When I wake in the morning, and there is nothing left to hold, nothing new to see, to comprehend, to learn, when there is nothing left to remember about time, will I really be awake… Continue reading Something New Comes Along

Voting in the Shampoo Aisle


"Political marketing is a fairly pure analog to commercial marketing. I'm looking at a package of shampoo the same way I'm looking at my next leader."- David Remer, chairman of Lucid Systems, from a recent Wall Street Journal article.Perhaps Mr. Remer can be forgiven for his glibness. His company is trying to sell a program… Continue reading Voting in the Shampoo Aisle

Russ Feingold’s Presidential Homesick Blues


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Barack in Atlanta: Real Deal vs. Real Ideal


There are many among us for whom political rhetoric is like a tampon commercial. We groan at the grossness and change the channel. Just like a tampon, the parties push their elite politicians on us whenever a new cycle comes around. They hope that we will buy into the promise of a worry free life,… Continue reading Barack in Atlanta: Real Deal vs. Real Ideal

Integrity Wanted: Voter in Search of an Activist Politician


Hillary Clinton would be the USA's first woman president; Barack Obama, the first African-American. A declared desire to lead is relegated by the media to the politics of context that potential leaders can't wave off with a turned head and polite "p'shaw". By what means do politicians ink their names on history's pages? Being political… Continue reading Integrity Wanted: Voter in Search of an Activist Politician