Category Archives: Culture

Classic TV Specials Are a Great Christmas Tradition


Note: This parenting column originally ran in the Greeley Tribune in December of 2013. One of my favorite Christmas traditions as a child was watching the holiday kids’ specials the networks aired every year. I’m talking about those animated classics from the 60s and 70s, namely Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, A Charlie…

When It Comes to Donald Trump, People Hear What They Want to Hear


Yes, it’s true.  People only hear what they want to hear.  Mr. Trump’s recent remarks prove my point perfectly. What Mr. Trump said in South Carolina: “Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on.” What I heard Mr….

The Death of “See Something, Say Something”‏


Less than 24 hours after the shooting in San Bernardino, California had come to an end, a few things were pretty clear: In an act of terrorism, two radical Muslims murdered 14 people, injured nearly two dozen others, and were well-equipped to carry out even more violence. As is typically the case in the immediate…

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…