Most Likely to Succeed

High school yearbooks often contain a Hall of Fame section where seniors give awards to their classmates.  “Nicest Smile”, “Most Angelic”, “Class Clown”, “Most Athletic”, and so forth.  These Hall of Fame awards are given in fun but they do represent a reflection by high school seniors of the classmates with whom they have shared …

The Mad Hatter and the Trouble with Isms

If Lewis Carrol wrote a bit more about Wonderland, I wonder what may have been the subject of the perpetual tea parties that were the fate of the Mad Hatter and the March Hare. I suspect that they may have formed a group of beliefs and called them an “ism”.   Socialism, capitalism, feminism, egalitarianism, …

Denied Bigotry

It’s insulting and off putting to tell an unknown working class person that they are bigoted and to ignore their concerns. We all have bias and predetermined beliefs about groups of people. However, working class folks are no more, probably less bigoted or biased than the progressive “betters” talking down to the rubes. To accuse …

Escaping the Grip

Winter has seemed more cruel this year. We’ve had a record snowfall for February and the temperatures have usually been running 15-20 degrees colder than normal. Icy surfaces just won’t melt, even though the sun is getting stronger and our days are getting longer. It’s March now and we usually are in the height of …