Curmudgeon's Corner

Curmudgeon’s Corner: White, Black, and Rusty Knights

This is a repost, it was originally published on the Otherwhere Gazette on Aug. 13. 2015 Written by Sanford Begley Knights: the term has meaning that has come down from the Age of Chivalry. Of course the meaning has changed somewhat, and keeps evolving. The term black knight originally meant someone who was sworn to… Read More Curmudgeon’s Corner: White, Black, and Rusty Knights

Curmudgeon's Corner, Ethics and Morals, Philosophy

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Pride

This is a repost, the article originally appeared at the Otherwhere Gazette two years ago.  Cedar’s note: this post engendered a lot of discussion, much of it from failing to read carefully: the First Reader is talking about the church as a political entity, not as a body of people. There’s a comment on the… Read More Curmudgeon’s Corner: Pride

Curmudgeon's Corner, Philosophy

Curmudgeon’s Corner: I Miss Newspapers

Written by Sanford Begley I miss newspapers. Yeah I know, they still exist. In fact it was seeing one the other day that brought this on. There was an article on the drought this summer comparing it with historical norms and detailing local conditions. That type of article is what I miss. Well that and… Read More Curmudgeon’s Corner: I Miss Newspapers

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Fads and Mainstreaming

Written by Sanford Begley DU2 and DU3 are into Anime, Manga, and DC universe fanfics and side characters. There is a possibility they will be coming to live with us permanently this fall. What they worry about is whether they can find anyone of their fandom in this area. You see they are, in the… Read More Curmudgeon’s Corner: Fads and Mainstreaming

Curmudgeon's Corner, Ethics and Morals

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Ethical Programming?

Written by Sanford Begley The murder of five police officers and the wounding of nine others was ended through use of a remote bomb detonation device erroneously called a robot by the mainstream media. Drone would have been a much more accurate word, but we must allow for the lack of knowledge and intelligence among… Read More Curmudgeon’s Corner: Ethical Programming?

Curmudgeon's Corner, gardening, Musing

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Rural Vs Urban

Written by Sanford Begley Rural vs Urban: Who Looks Ahead? I started making breakfast this morning, I had a craving for gravy and biscuits. I started the oven preheating and opened the refrigerator to get out ingredients. No milk! For much of my life I have lived in rural areas and that would have meant… Read More Curmudgeon’s Corner: Rural Vs Urban

Curmudgeon's Corner, History, passion, Philosophy

I’m Not Feeling It/I’m Feeling It

This is probably the first time that the First Reader and I have done the same post, but different viewpoints. So what you’re reading is first Sanford, then Cedar. Here’s our Fourth of July thoughts. Happy Independence Day! Sanford Today is the fourth day of July in the year 2016. I am normally excited by… Read More I’m Not Feeling It/I’m Feeling It

Curmudgeon's Corner, Philosophy

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Trust Today

Written by Sanford Begley Trust. According to research, our society is considered a high trust society. This means that if your new neighbor comes over and wants to borrow a pair of pruning shears you don’t think twice, you let him. This is made possible because our society is a high trust one. We do… Read More Curmudgeon’s Corner: Trust Today