A discussion on the major 3 forms of municipal government in the US with the pros, cons and some unintended consequences. Researching for publishing and comments hopefully around 9/18/2020.
This scene is so reminiscent of the Vietnam that I experienced so many years ago. The dress, the work load seems to come to life in this photo. Perhaps back then many of us saw this lifestyle as primitive or backward. Now I see this as a less frazzled way to live. Don’t get me … More Morning on the streets of Hanoi, Vietnam
Sometime in the early 60’s the teenage students sat in class with a radio located in the principal’s office blaring through the school intercom Each classroom had a separate speaker for the morning announcements. This day the students were fixated on the voice emanating from the speaker. The students were fairly evenly divided both Anglo … More The Roadway Beacon
This was posted in May, 2020. It is now Dec. 2020 and things are worse. Who are we? These are the strangest of times and a time of learning. My parents endured the Great Depression and the Second World War which stretched into Korea. Generations followed up with Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq and the beat goes … More What Do We Leave Our Children?
In these current times we turn to government for help despite years of criticizing it, under funding it and complaining about it. Government, as Americans we love to hate it. The usuals suspects are it costs too much and doesn’t deliver the proper services, it’s too big and intrudes into our lives, over regulates us … More Government Matters
Pandemic seems to be such a scary word. Globalization is a word which creates fear for some people as well. Perhaps the fear of the word pandemic is justified. The fear or perhaps rejection of globalization is based on prejudice to some extent. The concept that we make such and such a product and it’s … More New York Times Is Worth Every Penny
Years ago in college I needed three science credits to graduate. After pushing it off for a couple of years my judgement day was rapidly closing in. Biology, chemistry and the like were not an area where I had excelled in high school. Excelled, hell I barely got through. After studying the college course listings … More Geography 101 to Covid-19
Generally I write my own thoughts to post on my blog. Sometimes we are better by reading others particularly in the current times. Panic buying needs to stop and calm prevail. This situation is difficult for us all, worse for some but together we can get through it. Wirecutter 5 Ways to Help Your Community … More 5 Ways To Help
This article in today’s New York Times displays the courage and importance of journalists. In China getting the news out is risky business. Although we have some courageous journalists in the US too often getting the news out is primarily business. As China Cracks Down on Coronavirus Coverage, Journalists Fight Back The Communist Party is … More Journalists Matter
If you recall Senator Joseph McCarthy during the 50s used his political podium to challenge good Americans claiming they were communist sympathizers. His war against good people went on until he went after the military. At that point the public said no Senator Joe that’s as far as you go. We may be at a … More Remember McCarthy, Think Yonanovitch