5 Sober Predictions for the 2016 Election

Usually, I try to inject a fair amount of irreverent humor into my blogs, but on topics like this, it's difficult. The 2016 election is a pretty serious matter. Don't get me wrong, it's a joke, but a very serious one. I'll admit up front I am no political watchdog; I have no special insight … Continue reading 5 Sober Predictions for the 2016 Election

75 YOF: John Wayne, North Dakota, and Casual Racism (The Searchers-1956)

Sometimes, I feel like I'm living in a western movie. White men in North Dakota are trying to spread west, but run into Indian opposition. Terrified of the "red man," they paint him as the enemy, the great obstacle of progress. But at least westerns had the decency¬†to make the Indians murderous villains, not quiet … Continue reading 75 YOF: John Wayne, North Dakota, and Casual Racism (The Searchers-1956)

What America Could Learn from “How to Train Your Dragon 2”

First of all, it can learn that this is how you make a good sequel: take everything that worked in the original and add another teaspoon of awesome. That's it. However, there's another pretty strong, slightly indirect message that the movie gave which our country (as well as businesses, churches, etc.) can take away (mild … Continue reading What America Could Learn from “How to Train Your Dragon 2”

Why America Isn’t Free (And Why It’s Better That Way)

Never has a word needed more definition without receiving any: freedom. Boy, do we fight for freedom in this country--as we should! Speech, religion, voting rights, working rights, marriage rights, and these are just the ones on the radar recently! We love our freedoms and our rights and we will fight tooth and claw for … Continue reading Why America Isn’t Free (And Why It’s Better That Way)