Here’s to the shithole countries.

POTUS said a bad word! Or at least someone claimed he said a bad word. But then two other people said he didn’t say a bad word. But the media spent two days talking about POTUS using a bad word. So it must be true. No, I’m not linking any of that malarky. If it’s […]

Changes in Latitude

I’ve run away. I never understood folks who kept more than one home until I’d spent the last 20 years in Wisconsin, then my Oklahoma DNA kicked in and demanded to be warm more than two months a year. Now that the children are out of the nest and the spouse is still attached to […]

Keeping it real

The last week and a half have been a blast. I set off towards the East Coast to run into a few people who are generally part of my daily life, but that I’d maybe never met before now. I also had a list of people I’ve known for a while to see. I started […]

What I did on my summer vacation.

  There was time in Italy. I’m rather fond of that photo of the Colosseum. And from the perspective of a student of politics, it was remarkable to fulfill a childhood dream (Yes, I’ve been this way since I was about 10 years old.) and stomp around The Forum. Only Mesopotamia remains on my list […]

Hello America! Go book your airline tickets

Congress failed to act, and now the FAA can’t collect those nasty taxes on your ticket. I’ve just saved $15 – about 15% – on a ticket from Austin to Milkwaukee. Frontier Airlines’ website is making this adjustment automatically. American Airlines is not. I will be calling AA later today as I want my money […]