White Unprivilege

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke2/7/17
Actress Alison Becker Sends Racist, Sexist Tweet  •  It’s yet another example of Trump-era celebrity derangement. Comedienne and actress Alison Becker attacked me via Twitter recently, saying I “have absolutely no authority on inequality as a white, cis male.” More » • (886 views)

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The Lord Works in Mysterious Ways

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu2/1/17
Sometimes, life pitches us a hanging curve ball, which we knock out of the park. One summer, I must have been thirteen or fourteen years old, our church had scheduled a series of sermons and wanted to get the word out. More » • (803 views)

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Snowbound, With an Epiphany

by Anniel1/30/17
Anchorage finally has enough snow to talk about, and maybe even to brag about. Our resident moose stands in the woods not moving through the deep snow, merely watching whenever people go by. More » • (1364 views)

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Reality Bites

by Deana Chadwell1/24/17
Last Friday the dream came true. For nearly 25 years this country has labored under leadership that discounted the concerns of everyday, ordinary Americans, or, worse yet, tried to “fundamentally change” who we are. Friday Donald Trump let the country know that the ship is turning More » • (1143 views)

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A Hospice Tale

by Glenn Fairman   1/11/17
Miles away from my lonely garret, far off in the bleak and still night, my mother lays dying in hospice. In truth, she is beyond the hope of men and science: as an invisible lesion inside her brain feasts and expands exponentially More » • (3500 views)

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Nothing but the Truth

truthby Deana Chadwell1/6/17
We are all, deep in our souls, disturbed by lies – even the left likes to complain about prevarications, if only at a surface level.  Instinctively we know that a society cannot function without some level of trust. More » • (1086 views)

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Let’s Stop with the Carbon Con Already

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke1/5/17
The side that defines the vocabulary of a debate, wins the debate. So we could ask: as we fight the global-warming scam, why are we using the language of the scammers? It’s harder to combat “carbon” taxes, “carbon” credits and callow “carbon” appeals if we accept that at issue is “carbon.” More » • (718 views)

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Can You Hear It?

thethepeople2by Glenn Fairman   12/30/16
2016 will go down in history as the time when the West’s inexorable march towards oblivion halted in its tracks.  It was the year that the tyrant’s mask slipped and showed the world that its Global City was really a poisoned ant hill. It was a year when the glory of the hive was stripped bare. More » • (2182 views)

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Reaching For the Light

wintersolsticeby Anniel12/28/16
Autumn Equinox overtook us in September before we knew it. We lost light rather quickly in our journey about the sun, then, finally, we could make out stars again, and the moon’s waxing and waning became more visible. More » • (3199 views)

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Parting Shots at 2016

2016by Brad Nelson12/27/16
Thomas Sowell is retiring. Here is his Farewell Note in which he writes: More » • (1221 views)

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That Wonderful Tree

charliebrowntreeby Glenn Fairman   12/23/16
Christmas, if not a time for utter extravagance, is at least a season for pulling out some of the stops. This year is the first that my daughter and her husband will spend in their new home, and what better way to highlight that vaulted ceiling than with a glorious fir tree? More » • (1040 views)

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Conservatives Like “Merry Christmas”; Liberals Like “Happy Holidays”

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke12/22/16
Ah, liberals. They really are a breed apart (mostly from sanity). And a timely example of how we’re a divided nation concerns the conservative/liberal dispute over how to greet people at Christmastime. More » • (1014 views)

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