A Pill for Women, Too!

  According to the latest news flash, the FDA has approved a pill to make women desire us guys. As an observer of the passing scene, I can’t let this one pass without some pertinent (and impertinent) observations. First, I’m sure this must come as a shock to most males. After all, we are such […]
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What is it About Hair?

Now that my hair has become severely diminished, I am left wondering: Does that make me a bad person?  You have to wonder about things like that in a culture like this. Growing up in Jamaica I became, of course, familiar with the terms “good hair” and “bad hair.” And I am aware of the massive […]
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In the Wake of the Debate

  Remember the Great Debate? Remember all the punditry that followed? Dozens of wise looking folks summing it all up for us. What wouild we have done without them? We would have had to make up our own minds. Imagine that! We the people actually forming an intelligent opinion. Who ever heard of such a […]
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Shutting Out the Chatter

  Why, I’m sure you are wondering, has there been no blog for so many days? Those of you who know me can probably figure it out. The final major golf tournament of the season is under way, and I am glued to my PC in the mornings and to the TV for the rest of the […]
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No Sense of Decency, Sir?

I was agog last night when I heard Jeb Bush (above) reinvent the history of his brother’s war, and I was even more agog when none of the TV pundits set him straight. According to Jeb, here’s what happened: Heroic American troops, deployed in a brilliantly conceived and executed surge, had beaten back the insurgents […]
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Impossible? Perhaps Not.

  Could Bernie Sanders make me eat my words? I said there was no way he could win the presidency of these United States. Could I be mistaken? The old Socialist (photo at right) is living the impossible dream. He is outdrawing every other candidate – Democrat or Republican – by thousands. And his fans are not […]
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Cringing at Jeb’s Joke

First, the disclaimer: I see through a glass darkly. I have no special sources to draw on, no exceptional occult or analytical powers to inform me. All I have is what I read on the web and hear and see on TV, plus my basic common sense. To me (as it was with Indiana poet […]
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This Was a Debate?

I watched both Republican primary debates and I wonder whether I speak English. I always thought a debate involved a conflict of ideas. You know, one side says the moon is made of green cheese; the other says it’s made of cheddar. And they trot out a bunch of facts and supposedly logical assumptions to […]
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Grab Jon, MSNBC! Quick!

  If I were calling the shots at MSNBC, I would mortgage the farm to get Jon Stewart on my cable channel. In prime time of course. I would reschedule either Chris Matthews or Chris Hayes to make room for Stewart. I would not ask Stewart (top photo) to be funny, or do tricks or wave […]
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Pondering the Future

  Rick Moore is a plumber who comes by every so often to solve one of our water-related problems. He is also an earmest observer of the contemporary politcal and economic environment. He brought his grown-up son with him on yesterday’s visit, and it was the son – Josh – who climbed on the roof and deftly handled the […]
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