Education American-Style (Cont’d)

Biologically, survival and reproduction comprise success for every life-form. For humans especially, however, survival also depends upon nurturing the young via education. Ah, but how? “The most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the...

Maternalism & Matriarchy

Maternalism and matriarchy. Maternalism is healthy and normal. Can the same be said for matriarchy? Definitions maternalism n.: a state or trait relating to motherhood and the characteristics implied therein. matriarchy n.: a system of social organization in which...

A Gorgeous Gorge: An Essay

[Note (15JUL2019): Summertime! Vacationing time for you and for us. Accordingly, after this new posting, we’ll be absent for two weeks or so. We hope you find this new posting entertaining; many have.] The trim redhead of a certain age with a sharp tongue and an...

Matriarchy In America

[Editor’s Note (08JUL2019): A few days ago, we received sad news. A good friend and colleague of many years had died.      Born at the end of the Great Depression, he lived through World War Two followed by the rise of a patriarchal United States of America to its...

Healthcare?

Note (22APR2019): In medical delivery (aka/“healthcare”), Democrats demand single payer/universal coverage. Republicans? Private sector/competition. The insurance-industry? Participation. The citizenry? Affordable, quality care. Can all four be satisfied? Yes. As...

Falling Out Of The Sky

Lion Air out of Indonesia then Ethiopian Airlines each suffered an airliner falling out of the sky, killing all aboard. Cause? Unknown. Probable cause? Malfunction of the autopilot, possibly due to a faulty sensor, possibly compounded by pilot’s error. Political...

Seduction By Socialism

“The problem with socialism is socialism; the problem with capitalism is capitalists.” -Milton Friedman (1912-2006) Excerpt from the novel, Retribution Fever:      Mass ignorance and early indoctrination over decades had numbed most Americans’ minds, especially those...

Korea: Deal? What Deal?

President Trump, the self-declared master of the deal, bargained in Hanoi with Chairman Kim Jong-un to rid the Korean Peninsula of Kim’s nuclear weapons. No joy! To date, Kim has been generally affable and unusually agreeable in words. In deeds? As is often the case,...

Definitions & Assumptions

Many commentators complain. Few offer solutions. More troubling, fewer provide definitions of their terms or state their assumptions. Every proposition is composed of terms that require definitions and is based upon a set of assumptions that should be stated. An...