All the essays I’ve published on Medium
Navy Releases Video of Shiny Object
Operation Watch this Hand a “Qualified Success” says Pentagon Spokesrobot
The Enemy We Need
COVID-19 is a ruthless killer of human beings. Any human being. All human beings.
This Gallant Will Command the Sun
There’s an old phrase in fairly common use that translates as “Don’t lie to me.”
Of Flame and Freeze and Simple Dumb Luck
Fire chased us from our Paradise home. Now snow traps us in our Eugene refuge.
Fine Scottish Days
“Fine Scottish day” I say, leading Coco by the leash down the muddy lane to the dog park.
May the Bridges I Burn Light the Way
The morning of November 8, 2018, about 8:30, my wife and I were beginning our day as we had for years: Workouts, a…
Trump Supporter Hospitalized with IIBF -Irony-Induced Brain Freeze
A Trump-supporting motorcyclist has been hospitalized with what doctors are calling a new ailment: Irony-Induced Brain…
You Won’t Click on This!
This story asks an important question, but you won’t click on it because…
To Insure Domestic Tranquility
Many Americans believe fighting guns with guns will stop the killing and are willing to kill to prove it.
We Do the Best We Know How
I didn’t reach the point of appreciating my father until I was in my early thirties. Before that, when I wasn’t…
There, But for the Grace of Dog, Go I
Over first cups of coffee in the kitchen I would like to hug and kiss my wife good morning, but I can’t. There is a dog…
Two ‘Bots Under One Roof
If a spouse suggests bringing another person into the marriage, a wise person will refuse. Wisdom will dictate that any…
Meditation Before Mediation
I will not still my mind. I will ignore it. I will not stop my thoughts. I will let them pass through without…
A Straitjacket with Wings — The Freedom of Strict Poetic Structure
There are few things more annoying than a twenty-four-year-old aspiring poet who thinks he has invented something. That…
Through the Looking Glass Presidency — It’s a Family Affair — Nepotism is Only the Beginning
According to numerous reports, family members of President Donald Trump are being given high-ranking, sensitive and…