The Words of the President

Buckle up, folks. It’s time for a political post! Today is a historic day in American history. For the first time, the United States Senate is convening to try a second impeachment case against the same President (now former President). Given the unprecedented nature of this trial, I thought I might share a few thoughts …

Inauguration Day

Today’s the day. Today, Americans will receive their 46th President. Let me start by saying that I am not a fan of Joe Biden. Not even a little bit. But with that said I’m quite pleased to see a new President take office today because neither was I a fan at all of Trump. Honestly, …

Violence in the Capitol

We all know what happened in Washington DC yesterday. I don’t intend to comment on it, to state the obvious and rehash what’s already been rehashed. What I will talk about is our reactions to it. Yesterday was unusual, shocking even. But it wasn’t unprecedented. Recency Bias, a tendency of people to place greater weight …

Should You Use Real Presidents in Fictional Worlds?

The office of the President of the United States is arguably the most powerful, influential position in the world at this time in history. That makes whoever holds that office a pretty easy target for the authors of fiction. But should you pluck this low-hanging fruit? I recently read a dystopian book in which a …

18 Years: The War in Afghanistan is an Adult Now

It’s that time, America’s little baby Afghanistan War is all grown up! It seems like just yesterday we watched it be born while the dust from the World Trade Center towers still mingled in the NYC air. I’m proud to say I was a part of the little guy’s life, aiding its growth in those …

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