American Sniper. And what it was about.

OK. So I saw American Sniper. Not that anyone cares, but here’s my take. Given it’s context and for what it is supposed to be, it was an excellent film. And here’s the context: it was a biopic of top notch American sniper who did his job bravely and efficiently. It shows the challenges he … Continue reading American Sniper. And what it was about.

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On Ferguson and what I don’t know

Like many, I've gotten caught up in the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.  Regardless of whom is at fault, it's a tragedy. One of the things that disappoints me the most is the absolute close mindedness of many who have been following it. It is insane.  I challenged a bunch of people on … Continue reading On Ferguson and what I don’t know

My friend, homeless no more…?

Apparently, my homeless friend is in the process of getting a place to live.  The place he found is near the college he wants to start taking classes at. The amazing thing is that it took someone (me) to simply say to him that his situation is unacceptable - for him.  For six months, he … Continue reading My friend, homeless no more…?

So many are hurting, so many aren’t caring…

In my previous post, I talked of how I know someone who is homeless.  He's a co-worker that I'm determined to help.  And it got me to thinking... Each of us go through our private hells.  Whether it's large or small, a sudden crisis or a long term issue, we all have to deall with … Continue reading So many are hurting, so many aren’t caring…

Shanty Irish, Swamp Yankee, and some things are better left unsaid

When I was a young lad growing up I developed a keen interest in my ethnicity.  Rhode Island is one of those areas of America where people can maintain their ethnic character and culture while carry with it a sense of pride, all the while treating others of different ethnic backgrounds as family. I was … Continue reading Shanty Irish, Swamp Yankee, and some things are better left unsaid

A sort of accurate political poll of me

So I took this online test from Time Magazine to measure my political leanings on a conservative/liberal basis.  I've always considered myself to be a centrist and this test confirms that. I'm 43% conservative, 57% liberal. Where I lean liberal, I: - have a messy desk - think self-expression trumps self-control - like fusion cuisine … Continue reading A sort of accurate political poll of me