If I were a Reporter

OK so by now everyone knows that Trump fired FBI Director Comey.  And I am PRETTY sure that everyone knows that the reason they gave (Comey was mean to Hillary Clinton) is sort of bogus considering that Trump was super jazzed that Comey sent that letter near the end of the campaign.  Now, Hillary says…

Let’s just Bet on what Trump will do Next

I know that the amount of outrage over the things our new King Trump has tried (either that they didn’t work or that they were tried at all) seems to be at a fever pitch but I think we should take a step back and remember that while the decisions made by our government affect…

The Slave, the Emperor, and the Stoic

A Stoic is Born Two thousand years ago, a man was born. He was born of low stature but his words and deeds would endure and even, today, he is spoken of with reverence and awe.   I’m not talking about Jesus. I’m talking about Epictetus – the famous Stoic philosopher.   Epictetus was born a slave…

My Actual Irish Heritage

St. Patrick’s Day is the day when everyone is Irish.  But for anyone with any Irish in them at all, you are always Irish.  There is always some sort of rounding up involved when we describe ourselves.  I live in Matthews, North Carolina which borders Charlotte.  But if someone asks me where I live, I…