I wonder if the “Duke” (John Wayne) was alive today, whether he would still be a Republican. Maybe you don’t know what “Toadie” is so I will tell you up front. It is a “Suck Up”. That’s what this post is all about.

I really don’t think our current state of being in the U.S. is desirable to any of us living outside the beltway. I believe there is an underlying hunger for all of us to connect with each other. That is what this post is all about.

Most of you Baby Boomers out there likely know where the title of this post came from. Even though I use the film as the header above that is not what this post is about. Instead, it is about how we are giving up our country and maybe the world, just to get a few dollars more into our pockets

I have been doing some serious thinking lately. I know it is serious because my brain is getting hot. It is a good thing that I don’t have much hair up there anymore, that lets the heat dissipate better. Anyway, this post is about America’s heritage and how we need to rescue it. This is going to be one of my soapbox/philosophical speeches so hang on.

No, I’m not talking about a paperweight hospital or the fact that the sole practical purpose of a paperweight is to sit around keeping things from becoming unsettled. What I am talking about is the patience it takes to make a paperweight as shown above. That is what this artsy post is all about.

Things are rapidly changing in our world and that has far too many of us in a panic. Those that fear change think we are at the beginning of the end in almost anything. But those who embrace change think we just might be at the beginning of the beginning. That is what this post is all about.

Since I am house bound through these winter months I have been watching more TV. It seems as though one commercial is from a drug manufacturer convincing you to buy their product and the next is from a lawyer wanting you to sue someone. That is what this post is all about.