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Seeing the Big Economic Picture
I’ve always been someone who enjoys looking at maps, charts, and graphs. They give visual pictures of what's going on and help us to see what we don't normally see, like the big economic picture. Catherine Mulbrandon has a fascinating website,, where she presents someti Continue Reading
Two weeks ago I warned of how the Dump Trump hysteria could easily turn violent. In How Trumphobia Could Lead to Widespread Civil Disobedience – Or Worse, I postulated that the anti-Trump movement has become so widespread and politically correct that it was already leading to civil disobedience th Continue Reading
How Trumphobia Could Lead to Widespread Civil Disobedience – Or Worse
The other day I was trying to come up with a word or phrase that would adequately describe the current Donald Trump hysteria. What I came up with was Trumphobia. That’s it!, I thought - I’m totally brilliant! But as it turns out, I’m not that brilliant. As a blogger, one thing I’ve tra Continue Reading
Trump Is Toast – Time to Assume Crash Positions?
We have a tightly wound political situation in the US. On the one hand, we have a president who speaks and behaves impulsively. On the other, we have the Democratic Party and their lapdogs in the mainstream media, who are cocked and ready to do whatever is necessary to bring this presidency down. La Continue Reading
What Are You Doing With the “Hyphen” That Will be on Your Tombstone?
Last month our pastor revealed that the father of one of his best friends from high school had died at age 71. His friend, also a minister, did the eulogy at the funeral, and gave our pastor permission to read a portion of it to our congregation. His friend is a brilliant writer, and surprisingly em Continue Reading
Tax Day Protest – More Proof America Is Delusional
I’ve always promised myself that I wouldn’t write about politics on this site, or any other. Politics is a lot like chasing your tail – no matter which direction you go, or which politician or party you support, the end result is unlikely to change much. It’s the story of a largely comatose Continue Reading
A White House Under Siege Won’t Be Good for Your Wallet
Putting the White House under siege has become standard mainstream media operating procedure these days. Donald Trump has elicited such an emotional response that where you stand on him is driven entirely by your political worldview. In this article I’m going to advocate for moderation, if out of Continue Reading
America’s Malls Are Overpriced and Running Out of Time
A couple of months ago my wife and I were walking through the Steeplegate Mall in Concord, New Hampshire. It looks like most enclosed malls do, except that there were almost no people there - on a Saturday night. Not a good sign. As is my custom, I asked a mall employee about the dearth of customers Continue Reading
Ten Financial Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make
There are strategies we need to put in place that will help lead us where we want to be in life, but just as important is avoiding financial mistakes. When making our plans, we can project working in a certain career, earning a certain income, investing and having X amount of money by age Y, livi Continue Reading
Why America is Still Fascinated With JonBenet Ramsey
It's been 20 years since the murder. The media is dredging up the case in a sort of macabre celebration of the milestone anniversary of the tragic event. America remains fascinated with JonBenet Ramsey. But why? Why this case, and not other unsolved murder or abduction cases? What's special about Continue Reading