To this day I feel visceral fear when I think of the unknown Columbus, Ohio police officer who forced his way into my home when I was a graduate teaching associate at Ohio State University.  I remember was that it was late in the evening in 1994, and I was grading my s...

Jo Brand is bawdy, crude, rude, and honest in a wholesome, kindly way.  She finesses that unwieldy mix, and makes it look easy.  I love her for it.  I understand her acerbity and sarcasm.  (I hate her gratuitous man-bashing.)  I remember when I was an innocent young wo...

This old lady, Ann Coulter, is mean-spirited and unrefreshed.  She pontificates as if she were the secular second coming.  In a word, she is offensive.  When she travels the world, because she is such a visible American, she is a massive embarrassment.  Among all the o...

“...destruction of society...and a lot of it needs to be laid at the feet of women...” touts smug self-proclaimed philosopher Stefan Molyneux.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjDyJPrmflo  

In his bold and aggressive manner, Stefan Molyneux harangues the online pu...

Ever since he detoxed off of decades of drug abuse, Rush Limbaugh no longer calls decent American women "Feminazis" when they stand for equal rights and dignity, but the damage is done.  Any American woman calling herself a “feminist” is instantly labeled with his pecu...

I do not want to do this day.  The day that I want to do begins with a brisk walk in the woods under the newly turning autumn leaves, baking bread, an afternoon of playing bridge or mahjong with friends, and tucked into bed early with tea, pain patches, and a good book...

The northern European tale of The Three Billy Goats Gruff * by the Brothers Grimm is a story that my paternal grandmother enjoyed reading aloud to me when I was a toddler.  She would not hold me, saying “You are always so dirty.”  She literally pushed me away until I g...

I do like wool products, very much.  Wool is warm, it breathes, and I like the natural feel of it.

However, this new internet gimmick of linking a casual product comment to a person’s name is off-putting.  I would not mind if the companies had simply posted my nice comm...

I realize that my Blog flotsam and jetsam has posts from the past century of my life entered right next to postings from my here and now.  And my tranquil postings are often bracketed by emotionally turbulent postings.  The reason for this is that, first, I am at the t...

When I was a graduate student and graduate teaching associate at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, I rented a small off-campus apartment which included services on the mechanicals, electrical, plumbing, and the like.  The plumbing was old and unreliable.  One da...