Little Suzi has a Question

Little Suzi:  Hi, Uncle John! Uncle John:  Hi, Little Suzi!  How are you? LS:  Oh, I'm fine, thank you for asking.  But I have a question for you. UJ:  Oh, really? LS:  Oh, yes.  You know a lot of things, right? UJ:  Well, some people think so.  At least 12 or 13 people. Ha ha. … Continue reading Little Suzi has a Question

Why are we treating opinion as news?

This scares me a little.  Actually, it scares me a lot, and it has for quite a while.  Long before the Coronavirus made its appearance, but that has brought it into even sharper focus. Almost every post on social media that even hints at politics (or political figures) links to commentary.  Editorializing.  Opinion.  And in … Continue reading Why are we treating opinion as news?

I plead guilty and throw myself on the mercy of the court…

OK, I was starting to foam at the mouth... "My people skills are fine.  It's my tolerance for idiots that needs work." And the idiots crawl out of the woodwork during a crisis.  People who somehow think the laws of nature don't apply to them.  These are the ones who drive 55 on icy highways … Continue reading I plead guilty and throw myself on the mercy of the court…

Novel Coronavirus COVID-19

Whatever you call it, Coronavirus, the Wuhan Coronavirus, Coronavirus disease 2019, or the official designation "COVID-19", everyone is in a panic over this "novel" (aka "new") virus.  And panic is not a good thing.  Panic leads to stupidity, like buying several years' worth of toilet paper and hand sanitizer and not leaving any for your … Continue reading Novel Coronavirus COVID-19