It’s More Than Luck

A friend of mine has been developing a business idea for several years. While still doing his regular work to earn a living, he and a partner have spent a significant amount of money on several prototypes and have gotten positive responses to them. They have spent countless hours and Continue Reading →

The Vision Guides the Action

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. We have overnight guests with a big holiday dinner and lots of extended family. There is a bit of chaos with multiple people helping with preparations, but it all comes together. More than the deliciousness of the meal, the sights and sounds of people sharing Continue Reading →

The Value of New Skills

Music and singing is a long-time hobby for me. It gives me great pleasure, which is the primary reason that people have hobbies. I have spent a lot of time over the last few decades developing my ear and my voice. I have recently started developing a new skill that Continue Reading →

Class Struggle and the Rights of Americans

“Freeman and slave, patrician and plebeian, lord and serf, guild-master and journeyman, in a word, oppressor and oppressed, stood in constant opposition to one another, carried on an uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight, a fight that each time ended, either in a revolutionary reconstitution of society at large, or Continue Reading →

Diversity Is Not a Virtue

The mantra of diversity in all things is taken for granted as an obvious truth and the way to societal nirvana. It is seldom questioned by promoters, but its virtue is not as straight-forward as it seems. It is, in fact, not a virtue at all. It is a description. Continue Reading →

Revolutions Don’t Always End Well

On the one hundredth anniversary of the Russian Revolution, October 25, I watched the 1965 movie “Dr. Zhivago”, a story based on a manuscript smuggled out of the Soviet Union and published in 1957. The setting is the Russian Empire and the events leading up to and following the revolution Continue Reading →

One Reality, Many Opinions About Reality

If you drive a car very fast into a sharp curve in the road, you may really want to keep the vehicle under control. You may sincerely believe that you can, but that is determined by the condition of the road and the vehicle and on all of the forces Continue Reading →

Treat Causes, Not Just Symptoms

Appendicitis causes pain, fever, and vomiting. Taking medicines to ease the symptoms might provide temporary relief, but without addressing the cause, serious complications or even death will occur. To cure the disease, you must first know what it is that you are treating. The American health care system has some Continue Reading →

Incentives for Improved Health

Conventional medicine is great at acute care of immediate problems. All sorts of new, expensive equipment and procedures provide cutting-edge care for critical health issues. Why, then, do so many people still die or live impaired from heart disease, strokes, cancer, and other such scourges? Why are so many people Continue Reading →

The Not-Surprising Trump Speech

Whether you like him or not, Donald Trump’s speech before the United Nations was perfectly in line with what people have come to expect from him, of the image he has fostered, and of the rhetoric he uses. In many important ways, it is a different kind of speech to Continue Reading →