Blog 2019

Bigger Problems

Listening to NPR recently, I heard a presidential candidate talking about swaying voters.  I couldn’t tell you which of the two dozen candidates it was, but he didn’t wow me.  But he hit on something that troubled me greatly.  He was asked about ‘reaching Trump voters’.  Not a bad topic to ask a candidate, I suppose.  His answer, however started with an observation about Nixon.  He remarked that (and I’m paraphrasing), ‘when Nixon left office, he had 25% support.  So I think there’s about 25% of voters you just aren’t going to reach’.  He continued to talk about reaching the remaining voters, but I feel like we’re burying the lead here. Continue reading

Blog 2019

No Update

I’m taking the week off.  I do that periodically – no writing, no exercising, etc.  Not exactly a vacation, but a cooling period.  Does me a world of good.  I encourage you to give it a try if you have the luxury.

See you next week…

Blog 2019

Conversational Standard

I had the most remarkable conversation with my cat the other day.

If you don’t have a cat, I’m not sure I can really impress upon you how rare good talks are with these little varmints.  Most cats are not good conversationalists.  They’re good for a few witty remarks and maybe a joke or two, especially at random.  Cats have great senses of humor.  But they aren’t really ones for more intense and serious intellectual diatribes.  That’s what I had. Continue reading