DECIDE: to make a judgment or determine a preference; come to a conclusion.


It’s almost time for the mid-term election to come to a conclusion.   We’ve all struggled through millions of dollars worth of advertising to the point of exhaustion.   There are times during this process when I swear to myself that I won’t vote…I’m too frustrated with the ridiculous behavior of all the candidates in front of […]

POLITICAL PARTY: an organization that typically seeks to influence, or entirely control, government policy, usually by nominating candidates with aligned political views and trying to seat them in political office


We in the United States have become accustomed to the presence of two major political parties which dominate the electoral and governance processes. The Democratic Party and the Republican Party have a pretty good hold on the process, although there are a myriad of small, single-interest parties who exert their presence in most national elections […]

PATERNITY: fatherhood

I didn’t intend to write a “Father’s Day” posting.  Just wasn’t on my radar screen for this year. But then, yesterday, a bizarre thing happened.   I went to the mailbox and discovered a letter addressed to my father at my address.  He died in 1995. He never lived at this address.  It turns out that […]