I don’t think, that in a republic, people should live that way

Having woken up early this morning with a nightmare unrelated to the police, but related to feelings, I think I can say a big part of what makes me angry here is the sense of helplessness and powerlessness.

The government has the power to destroy my life, even kill me, or a member of my family. The government uses that power arbitrarily. If I defend myself, I might win in court, but my life will still be destroyed. I have no sense that the monster will only go after the wicked anymore. The police are its claws and teeth.... [Read More]


FBI Gave Secrets to Steele

It has been clear to me for some time that the FBI is corrupt. How corrupt is still open for debate, but there has been no doubt in my mind about it, at the highest levels. This is, of course, nothing new. Under Hoover, it was as corrupt as such things can be. Still, we had hoped, in 2016 that was behind us. Not so.

This at Real Clear Investigations is scary. Any American should be horrified, but of course, the left will not be, and Never Trumpers won’t be, because let’s face it, there is nothing that will make either one of those groups change their mind. The Never Trumpers who can be won over have been (welcome all).... [Read More]


400 million people on lockdown?


Guangzhou, the capital of China’s southwestern Guangdong Province and the country’s fifth largest city with nearly 15 million residents, has just joined the ranks of cities imposing a mandatory lockdown on all citizens, effectively trapping residents inside their homes, with only limited permission to venture into the outside world to buy essential supplies.... [Read More]


Quest to Replace Doodle

I have used doodle for some time, and it has gone from great to horrible. They keep changing the interface and it just gets worse. I don’t know why programmers cannot leave well enough alone.

Anyway, I am looking for suggestions for something else to use. Ideally, I’d like the darn thing to automatically block areas on my calendar when I say yes with “Tentative” and then wipe those out and fill in the space when the final is selected. Just like doodle used to do!... [Read More]


Musings on Turning 50

A Man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
—Muhammad Ali

I turn 50 today. Humans make meaning out of randomness, and since we use base 10 math, birthdays ending in zero can be a big deal. I find that 50 is an opportunity for reflection on my life. I always had goals for age 50, some spoken and some just more understood. Part of the wonder I have is how I have changed in ways that Bryan of 30 years ago cannot even imagine.... [Read More]


I rather liked this


Finally, there is what I call “turning-point-itis.” This is the tendency to think that things may have improved in the past but will no longer do so in the future, because we stand at a turning point in history. It’s true, as brokers like to say, that past performance is no guide to future performance. But as the historian Lord Macaulay wrote almost two centuries ago, “On what principle is it that with nothing but improvement behind us, we are to expect nothing but deterioration before us?”... [Read More]