Khashing In

  The obsessive media frenzy regarding the recycling of the Washington Post “journalist”, Jamal Khashoggi – who happened to be a Saudi national and not to be a U.S. citizen (he was a U.S. “resident”) is really something amazingly educational to observe.   It illustrates some important characteristics of our friends on the progressive left.…

Can’t Buy a Thrill

I’ve been a Steely Dan devotee since I first listened to the album “Can’t Buy A Thrill” back in the summer of 1973 – the last summer before I entered high school. Walter Becker and Donald Fagen wrote and performed songs that were truly an intellectual step above the emotions of the times and that…

What Happened to the Happy?

Over the past couple of weeks, few random thoughts and observations have been ricocheting around in my quite spacious empty skull like a marble in an empty paint can. If America is not to be allowed to judge the cultures of others, then other cultures are not to be allowed to judge America. If you…

Life Isn’t Complex Enough

My wife and I went out for a 6 mile hike in the snow with our dogs today and a conversation about how much technological change we have witnessed in our lifetimes was triggered when she asked me this question:   Do we still have a DVD player?   We remarked about our journey from…