I’m ‘Cousin Elmo’


Chances are radio broadcasting's done with me -- so I feel free now to share my little secret: I'm ‘Cousin Elmo.' As a young disc jockey in the latter part of the 70’s, I thought it disingenuous to learn that some of the talented people I worked with in the radio biz, used ‘fake names.’ … Continue reading I’m ‘Cousin Elmo’

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Rebranding ‘Deniers and Skeptics’


While it is called a 'guide,' the Associated Press Stylebook is often taken as the 'bible' in the newsroom when it comes to how to write an article. Here’s the complete entry regarding 'global warming:' “The terms global warming and climate change can be used interchangeably. Climate change is more accurate scientifically to describe the … Continue reading Rebranding ‘Deniers and Skeptics’

My Open Letter to the Pope


To His Most Holiness, Pope Francis: While I respect your opinion on church matters as that is truly your business, I disagree with your supposition that the 'over-use' of ‘air-conditioning’ is ‘harmful.’ Furthermore, most of your views on capitalism's based on Marxism and is incompatible with the mind of Christ as taught in the New … Continue reading My Open Letter to the Pope

Pentagon Admits Allies Raping Children


Sexual abuse of children, especially young boys, has been a problem in Afghanistan for centuries and now our U.S. military's being instructed not to intervene. This policy of non-intervention's intended to maintain good relations with the Afghan police and militia units being training. It also reflects a hesitance to impose cultural values in a country … Continue reading Pentagon Admits Allies Raping Children

Life Lesson #26


Stop blaming others for your troubles. The extent to which you can achieve your dreams depends on the extent to which you take responsibility for your life. When you blame others for what you’re going through, you deny responsibility, you give others power over that part of your life.

Parsing Words: Inspection or Search


It’s an event worthy of coverage from any news station or agency, but  no one is reporting on what happened at a California Inspection Station in Long Valley, California a few miles from the Nevada state line. The California Department of Food and Agriculture operates 16 such agriculture inspection stations that are located along the … Continue reading Parsing Words: Inspection or Search