The morning news

In the last 24 hours … Thousands of couples around the world celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with family and friends. Millions of business transactions occurred smoothly, with buyer and seller both satisfied. Millions of charitable acts also took place. Billions of people shared a laugh — or at least a chuckle — or maybeContinue reading “The morning news”

Glad … for independent thought

I’m so glad we … have reason and free will. Moms used to say, “If everyone else jumped off a cliff, would you do it, too?” and that was how we knew we didn’t have to do what everyone else does. Moms would say things like you have two ears and one mouth and youContinue reading “Glad … for independent thought”

The assassination of Margaret Thatcher

SPOILER ALERT: This post contains general discussion of the fourth season of the television series The Crown, which debuted last week. If you like to watch a program without knowing what happens, come back at a later date after viewing the show. This Brittanica article describes Margaret Thatcher as “The only British prime minister toContinue reading “The assassination of Margaret Thatcher”

In the days after Sunset Electronica

(A conversation in a world after the devices stopped working.) The Printer grinned an ironic grin. “See, now, there’s the whole point. The printed forum was a place where the community gathered, and people wrote their piece, and views were exchanged with a common respect,” he said, recalling the times before the times before theirs.Continue reading “In the days after Sunset Electronica”