Monthly Archives: June 2011

Close Encounters

When I was out on a walk earlier this week, I noticed one of the ubiquitous neighborhood squirrels drinking water out of a puddle near the sidewalk. I was musing about how I didn’t recall ever seeing a squirrel drink … Continue reading

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Columbo

Peter Falk, the actor who played the unflappable TV Los Angeles police detective, “Lieutenant Columbo,” died last week at the age of 83. One of my first thoughts upon hearing the news was that 83 seemed young.  Maybe I thought … Continue reading

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Islam and the Gay

I have to shake my head in bewilderment when I hear gay folks defending Islam. Gays-rights groups have long rabble-roused against anti-gay Christian fundamentalist groups (and, it must be said, often with good cause).  But when it comes to Islam, … Continue reading

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Alice Walker

How can people whose people have been chronically oppressed and discriminated against so cruelly treat other people whose people have been chronically oppressed and discriminated against? That’s a rhetorical question I suppose, but it’s one that has bugged me for … Continue reading

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Flat Cats

It’s “Flat-Cat Weather” here in SacTown. For the next three days this week, the temperature is supposed to hover around at a high of 100 degrees. I suppose this could be considered appropriate since tomorrow is officially the first day … Continue reading

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My Dad….

My Dad never went to college but he’s the smartest man I know. He owned and ran his own business for 40 years without an MBA. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and to this … Continue reading

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Chrislam (Coming Soon To A Church Near You….)

Lately, certain Christian denominations all over the United States are bending over backwards to invite Muslim Imams into their churches in an attempt to smooth over “misunderstandings” and “misperceptions” about Islam. As a matter of fact, this rather disturbing invitation … Continue reading

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