Freedom, Philosophy

A Right to Freedom

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” How long has it been since you last read the Declaration of Independence? Yes, it was a political document, written… Read More A Right to Freedom

Books, Review

Book Reviews!

Looking for something to read? I’ve got a few fun suggestions, and one that you may want to avoid. The covers are clickable links if you want to learn more about any title. And I’ve done something a little different with the reviews, for those of you who are Indie Authors and read my blog.… Read More Book Reviews!


The Value of Easy

Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to live life on the easy setting. I tend to find myself deliberately doing things the hard way, and challenging myself with the life-choices I’ve made. Take college, for instance. I chose to go back to it, after a 20 year hiatus, to obtain a degree that… Read More The Value of Easy


Winter Sights

When it gets like this, all wet and cold and gloomy, I want to get some sunshine. But that’s not possible, so I go and look closely for the beautiful around the house. 


Winter is Upon Us

We sat out on the porch this morning. First day of winter, and there we are sitting in the cool darkness with coffee and oatmeal. For the moment it’s warm enough, and drizzling, but the forecast is for it to turn to snow by tomorrow. Perhaps we will have a White Christmas. I find that… Read More Winter is Upon Us


Blinking in the Dark

I have been listening, for my own amusement, to a history of chemistry as audiobook. It wasn’t a history when it was written – it was intended to be a non-technical take on what chemistry could do for mankind to inspire and reduce the fears of the time that surrounded the science. It’s a fascinating… Read More Blinking in the Dark


Repost: Aphasia

This post last appeared on my blog in December of 2014, and was lost in the hosting shift. So I’m reposting it, as I think it was good enough to keep. Like I talked about today over at the Mad Genius Club, there’s nothing new under the sun, and that includes blog posts.  Aphasia is… Read More Repost: Aphasia


Clarke’s Century

I came across an article reminding me that had he lived, Arthur C Clarke would have been 100 this year. His impact on the genre I write it, on the world I live in, is a powerful one, but it’s not entirely a positive one. I’m not knocking him – consider that he was born… Read More Clarke’s Century