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Limited to Running in My Dreams

By |July 28, 2023|Categories: Aging, Fitness, Running|Tags: , , , |

I’ve been fortunate so far in my life to have lived this long and I’m still quite healthy. Running for fun and fitness is a relatively recent American pastime. Sure, both knees have been replaced, which means I don’t do much running anymore. I should say I don’t do any running. On occasion, I’ll start to break into a trot, and it doesn’t feel quite right, so I downshift to a walk. I suspect that if I really had to— say [...]


Hurtful and Hateful Humor Returns to American Politics

By |June 28, 2023|Categories: Campaign Rhetoric, Congress, Conservatives, Elections, Trump|Tags: , , , , , |

It’s one of the things that has made America great. Humor can be the great equalizer— from the wisecracking GI coping with wartime stress to the disaster victim refusing to submit to self-pity. It’s even prevalent in politics and government, though carefully rendered in political campaigns with mixed results. We think of Ronald Reagan, 73, and the oldest person ever to run for President at the time (both Trump and Biden were older in the last election) in the 1984 debate against 56-year-old [...]


A Different Take on Guns and Shooting

By |May 30, 2023|Categories: Definitions, English, Gun Control, Language, Phrases, Shooting, Vocabulary, Words|Tags: , , , , |

This is no shooter, but when I’m done you’ll be shot. There are few issues more divisive than gun control, which is itself a term devoid of a simple meaning. The generally accepted definition is “restricting or limiting the sale or possession of firearms.” A firearm is usually a rifle or pistol, but guns include everything that shoots some kind of projectile, including cannons and missile launchers. They are the big guns. Guns can also shoot water like squirt or water [...]


Flattered by a Nonhuman Book Critic

By |May 17, 2023|Categories: Artificial Intelligence, Brain, ChatGPT, Conspiracies, Democracy, Technology|Tags: , , , |

Who needs brains when you can just ask ChatGPT? I have been remiss in my blogging of late, and I can blame some of it on promoting “Mosaic Pieces,” my true crime book that is not yet a national bestseller. It has received a great reception from those who have read it, and I’m looking forward to a June 3 signing in Williamsport, PA— the city where the murder case was tried way back when. There are still strong opinions about [...]


Harking Back to My Apathetically Active Years

By |April 20, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Spring is springing, if not completely sprung, here in the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania in the dwindling days of April. The hum, whine and sometimes roar of gas- and electric-powered mowers —large, small, pushed, and ridden—reminds me of what is coming. Most of my lawn has chosen not to grow to a height that cries out for trimming, but then there are those patches that have sprouted like mini jungles crying out to be The leaves of autumn aren't quite as vibrant [...]


History: A Fertile Garden of Good and Evil

By |March 29, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

I grew up believing that all of us who are sound of mind have a sense of humanity in common. We’re more alike than different, my mother insisted, regardless of religion, race and politics. It’s about our shared membership in the human race. God didn’t create a species of saints and sinners who didn’t have the capacity to get along with one another despite the gift of being able to think and act independently. Even though we were granted the privilege of free [...]


St. Patrick: Snakes, Pagans and Green Beer

By |March 15, 2023|Categories: Green Beer, Ireland, Leprechaun, Saint Patrick, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Cheers to St. Patrick, Ireland's Patron Saint from England. I’m not big on conspiracies, but it seems to me St. Patrick’s Day is getting the shaft. I’m ranking it No. 5 behind Christmas, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving and Easter. Halloween is for kids and future diabetics. Check out the top ten lists of our most popular holidays, and it’s not on any of them. It is ranked behind Memorial Day, Martin Luther King Day and even Labor Day. Nobody wants to [...]


Yukking It Up with Artificial Intelligence

By |March 5, 2023|Categories: Artificial Intelligence, Humor, Language, Learning, Minds, Politics, Social Issues, Social Media|Tags: , , , |

Will artificial intelligence mimic a human's sense of humor? It seems that, all of a sudden, artificial intelligence is about to change life and humanity as we know it. Who is going to need writers, poets, artists, musicians, composers, philosophers, and even preachers when artificial intelligence is about to mine the best we have within us, including any thoughts and theories ever recorded or visuals created on canvasses and movie screens since the first stick figures were drawn on cave walls? [...]


Friendships Fade as Living Pulls Us Apart  

By |February 19, 2023|Categories: Aging, Companionship, Friends, Vietnam, War|Tags: , , , |

Note: This is an updated version of a Memorial Day blog I wrote about five years ago, both celebrating and mourning personages of the past who can only be reached by memories today. It’s funny how people in your life are there, flashing bright, briefly and with intensity, and then they are gone. This is especially true of military service in general and wartime duty in particular. You mourn the loss of guys you were close to— literally a “band of brothers,” as [...]


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