Midterm elections take place in the States today. We get to vote for U.S. Senators and Representatives in addition to state and local officials. Here in Michigan, we get to choose a new governor and attorney general, among several other posts, and we get to decide on proposals that deal with marijuana, gerrymandering, and voting. … Continue reading midterm elections
I'm sometimes reminded that the veneer of civilization is much thinner than it looks. Sometimes it's too thin to contain the brutality of our animal nature when left unchecked or when guided by the morally bankrupt. I recently watched two episodes of a documentary series on Netflix called The Keepers about the murder and cover-up … Continue reading a cracking veneer
Virgil and Sharon Smith measure their day by television programming. As they tell guests during commercial breaks, "...two o'clock is Bonzai Gunslingers. Then at three we watch Entitled Rich 1950's Girl Pseudodrama. After that is Guess the Price of This Crap..." From morning to night their day is jam-packed. Right now, it's 8:23 on Wednesday … Continue reading banana bread, anyone?