Have you ever come across a previously unheard version of a song that instantly brings a smile to your face and lifts your spirits? I had just such an experience last night while grading papers. I was listening to some music on my YouTube Music app when Frank Sinatra’s version of Paul Simon’s “Mrs. Robinson” popped up:

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Liberty is just equality in school

Bob Dylan wrote the song “My Back Pages” in the mid-1960s. His critique of the self-righteousness of know-it-all protesters resonates today. A couple of stanzas are especially apt:

Half-wracked prejudice leaped forth
“Rip down all hate,” I screamed
Lies that life is black and white
Spoke from my skull, I dreamed
Romantic facts of musketeers
Foundationed deep, somehow
Ah, but I was so much older then
I’m younger than that now.... [Read More]


President Donald Trump and Melania Trump test positive for COVID-19

Hot off the wire from Fox News:

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump both tested positive for COVID-19 early Friday, and are set to quarantine and recover at the White House.... [Read More]


That’s Not Who We Are

Jessica Krug

Rachel Dolezal, the Sequel has been released. In theaters now!

We all know that Hollywood likes to recycle reboot old franchises. The news media, also part of the entertainment-propaganda complex, have also gotten into the act. A history herstory professor at George Washington University specializing in “politics, ideas, and cultural practices in Africa and the African Diaspora” while passing for black has come out as “a white Jewish woman from Kansas City.” Unlike Ms. Dolezal, who was outed by her parents, Prof. Krug confessed. Her groveling apology will probably not absolve her of blame nor prevent her from suffering some consequences but one never knows. Either way, it’s one heck of a hoot to read.... [Read More]


Our Man in Kenosha

Curious John is an old friend I talked to him on the phone today. He lives in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Here is an article of his over at

New evidence presented in the shooting of Jacob Blake by a Kenosha Police officer suggests that not only was that shooting totally lawful and justified, but it may also have saved several lives. Blake was armed with a knife, lunging for what officers reasonably believed was another weapon, and potentially attempting to steal his ex-girlfriend’s car and abduct their children.... [Read More]


Do you laugh at yourself?

I find some of the happiest people I know have the ability not to take themselves too seriously. They can laugh at themselves and see the craziness of life at times.

A while back I put up a post about climbing up to a place and sweating buckets to see a “waterfall” that was a trickle. I was laughing at myself.... [Read More]


$100 Moving Experience

Over the last weekend I rented a van at Toyota Rentacar. I had to move chairs, tables, a desk, and various things. The crew was two ex high school principals, two retired company presidents, and a loose nut behind a wheel. The loose nut was tall and had round eyes. I forgot to mention “my boss”.

It took me time to figure out which vehicle to rent. I needed one that had a cargo bay that was about 7 feet long. I could have gone for a two ton open truck but decided a long van would be safer. I wouldn’t have to worry about rain or things falling out. This is the type I got.... [Read More]


Waiting My Turn

Have you ever struck up a conversation while you have been in line at the supermarket? I have many times. (It helps having run a cash register and knowing the time limitations.)

Today I was at Costco and there were two lines. The Japanese lady in front of me had a big bag of death AKA Snack Size Snickers. She switch to another line because it looked quicker. But when it looked like my line was going to be faster I motioned to her to go ahead of me.... [Read More]


Who called the police on me?

It was another hot day. I was trying to tell myself that excuse is enough for me not to exercise. But unfortunately or fortunately I can recognize lame excuses so I went for a hill climb.

It is interesting how I start out with the  goal of going to the top but mid walk I think it is hot or this is not the day. Last week I used the real excuse that my legs were tired but that excuse was past its expiration date. I decided to go to the top.... [Read More]


Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?

DONALD TRUMP: I’ve been told by my many sources, good sources – they’re very good sources – that the chicken crossed the road. All the Fake News wants to do is write nasty things about the road, but it’s a really good road. It’s a beautiful road. Everyone knows how beautiful it is.

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