Political Correctness: A Moment Defined

A few months back, someone close to me asked if I ever had to be politically correct while I was writing. This person is not political, but when pressed into such conversations is clearly conservative of mindset—though I admit I’m not sure they understand why or, really, what it means. Regardless, this question is tied […]

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Reading

I’ve been struggling (once again) to put the final touches on what I think is the final book of my Stealing the Sun series, so I took a few days and went back to read the last few volumes of the series. We’ll see if that helps. It was a good process in that it […]

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Equal Pay! Equal Pay!

The US women have won another World Cup in front of a packed house and a worldwide audience. Megan Rapino, Alex Morgan. Tea sipping. Science wielding. Standing in statuesque form. Underpaid and kneeling, not going to the bleeping white house. These was the rambunctious group. The group that stood up and said the nation would […]

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Thoughts on July 4th

As I think about July 4th, I spend a moment revisiting things I’ve done to be part of this country—my time in the civil service Navy working on things that that go boom, my time in a private company helping the GDP grow, and (along with Lisa) raising Brigid to be an active part of […]

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Power

Now we know. The republican senate is going to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh over the clear disapproval of a large majority of the people of the United States. When they do, they will confirm a person who clearly lied about big things (stealing documents from the opposing political party) and small (pick your poison). They […]

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Obstruction

A common refrain when Nixon resigned was “the system worked!” This made people feel better. Yes, we had put a crook into office, but the system eventually got rid of him. Justice was done (ignoring, of course, the inconvenient fact that Nixon’s successor waived his magic pardon and kept Nixon out of jail). What’s happening […]

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You Just Gotta Vote

I mean, we know why. We can't "gotcha" them anymore. It's good to call it out — I just mean, they're not hypnotized by their own hypocrisy. They get it. They use it. It's purposeful. Our recourse is to punish them at the voting booth, and boot their asses to the curb. https://t.co/SjC4aKprpF — Chuck […]

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Buck O’Neil and My Day at the Book Shop

I wish I could say the good guy always wins, but that’s not how the world works. Sometimes good people win, sometimes they don’t. But either way, at least good is always good. # There I was, at a place that sells used stuff, hanging around shelves filled with dusty old books while my wife […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

I don’t know if I’ve ever been more intrigued with a New York congressional primary winner than I am right now. No, let me restate that—there’s no doubt that I’ve never been more intrigued with what’s going on in New York politics than I am today. I don’t mean that as an antagonism toward New […]

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