Here is some stream of consciousness about turning fifty, without editing or correction of typos, of which I am sure there will be plenty.
This morning, I woke up to discover that I have lived half a century. Having been all the ages younger than fifty, I know what … Continue reading
When you live in the heart of Arizona like I do, temperatures under 100 degrees Fahrenheit are nothing to sneeze at. Except they are. When the mercury finaly breaks in the fall, it’s a welcome relief to both your body and your check book. Winter, well, we had 10 days … Continue reading
Barry Manilow – One Last Time
With Dave Koz
Last night, I went with my wife to see Barry Manilow in concert. Like a lot of guys, I’m not really all that into his music. Judging … Continue reading
The Great Science Fiction Civil War – Part 5
The Death threats
I didn’t plan to post about this today. What happened is this: I jumped onto Facebook and saw a link to this blog post by Mary Robinette Kowal, who interrupted her vacation from the internet … Continue reading
The Great Science Fiction Civil War, Part 4
Hugo Awards 2015
This year’s Hugo Awards ballot has become a major battleground in the Great Science Ficiton Civil War. I’m not going to go into all the details of … Continue reading
The Great Science Fiction Civil War Rages On
Here we go again. This morning, I logged into Facebook to see if I had a response from my physician/writer friend pertaining to the previous post on … Continue reading
Government Can’t Pass Physical Laws
Last night, Arizona governor Doug Ducey signed a bill into law that severely restricts the permissibility for abortions in the state of Arizona to be paid under any ACA (Obamacare) insurance plan. But, that isn’t what I’m posting about. As in many controvertial issues, both … Continue reading
An Eagle Scout
On March 17, we held a ceremony to formally present the rank of Eagle Scout to my son, Russell.
I realize some of my circle of friends take issue with the Boy Scouts of America, and for good reason, but this isn’t the right time for … Continue reading
Math is Too Hard, Dammit!
Apparently, the state of Arizona is headed toward a mathematically illiterate society. We expect too much from from our children, at least, that’s what I gather from this letter to the editor that appeared on the opinions page of today’s Arizona Republic. … Continue reading
One of the greatest assets with which a person can be blessed is open-mindedness. I was raised in a family who taught me to respect people of all varieties. Add to that some travel to foreign countries and the privilege of earning an advanced degree, and I’ve become fairly good … Continue reading