A photo of Barack Obama wearing a crown.

Hail to the King

Last night I watched as President Obama did something which deeply disturbed me. I wasn’t bothered by his suggestion to allow the illegally here parents…

The sheet music for Carmen's Overture.

(In)sanity with a song

You have this song in your head. It’s making you absolutely insane because you cannot place it. You try humming it to people, hoping someone…

Vaya con Dios James Garner

I love James Garner. I grew up with a mother who adores him, and learned to love him early on. What’s not to like? He’s…

Indoctrination Center Ahead.

Aphorisms of public school

I just finished having a quite interesting conversation with a group of science teachers. It was a marvelous example of what I find to be…

A screen with a lot of chart data from a seti monitor.

Why the Aliens don’t write back

For what seems to be ages we’ve been pinging the universe with our proverbial text message to any aliens listening. “Come to dinner! Get to…

Strange extrovert questions

I was browsing through the first chapter of a new book this morning and I came upon another one of those grand examples of extroverts…

Huc accedit Santus Nicholas

It’s almost time for that wonderful morning when the children leap out of beds around the world and tear open bits of paper in search…