Category Archives: Culture

A Childhood Memory to Be Thankful For


Note: This column originally ran in my local paper, the Greeley Tribune, back in November of 2013. I’m asked about it from time to time, so I figured I’d re-post it here, in the spirit of Thanksgiving. Enjoy! The old proverb “it takes a village to raise a child” is a bit controversial these days….

Donald Trump and His Engineered Crazy Train


“I believe it is easier for people to survive on this train if they have some level of insanity… You need to maintain a proper balance of anxiety and fear and chaos and horror in order to keep life going. And if we don’t have that, we need to invent it.” ~Minister Wilford The above…

If Armed Guards Can Protect Our Money, Why Not Our Kids?

It may not be welcome news to some gun enthusiasts, the ones who think there are no restrictions on their right to bear arms, but there are. None of our rights come without limits. The First Amendment says we have freedom of speech. But we can’t falsely yell fire in a crowded theater, without getting…

The Passion of the Trump: Taking People’s Property

Donald Trump

Donald Trump is a man of passion. He’s passionate about real estate, his wealth, his prestigious brand, and of course politics. It’s that passion that has been the driving force behind his infectious presidential campaign, shocking pundits and political observers alike as he continues to maintain a strong lead in the national polls. When Trump…

Should We Give the Oregon Mass Murderer What He Craved — Recognition?

If you watched any of the coverage on television of the mass shooting at that community college in Oregon, you probably heard Sheriff John Hanlin repeatedly tell reporters that he would never publicly utter the name of the shooter. Sheriff Hanlin isn’t alone. According to the Wall Street Journal the sheriff “is one of a…