Category Archives: Musings

The Richest Man in Lacey

Numerals and cyphers. That’s your money. Nothing more. At one time precious metals and glittering stones did the job, but now it’s numerals and cyphers … which are just as valuable as gold or rubies or silver or diamonds, at … Continue reading

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A Divine Wind Whispers

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He smoked non-stop. He drank coffee non-stop. He headed-up leasing for the State of Washington. He was important to me, and I’d learned long ago that if you wanted to meet Hal, you met him in a coffee shop. He was … Continue reading

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Help! I’m An Amazombie!

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I never planned for this. I never expected my life to veer off society’s byways into such a dead end. I never thought I’d spend my days like some kind of isolated religious aesthete observing a perverted vow of silence. But … Continue reading

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To See Or Not To See, That Is The Question

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“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.” Arthur Conan Doyle Recently David Brooks, PBS commentator and New York Times columnist, recently pontificated from his perch high atop Manhattan’s littératie ladder to posit whether “the norms that used to govern … Continue reading

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Where’s “Uncle Walter” When We Need Him?

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“If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.” Abraham Lincoln I have a very smart Seattle friend. He graduated from Columbia with a Masters in history and cum laude from Harvard … Continue reading

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Why You Shouldn’t Read This Blog …

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… but if you’re still reading this blog, allow me to explain the rude admonition above. I know some may think someone who writes about himself as often as I have lately, must be endowed with an out-sized ego. This is an especially valid … Continue reading

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ON PRIVILEGE, WHITE OR OTHERWISE

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Lately I’ve been feeling guilty. In fact, I feel more and more guilty with every passing day. I think someday soon I’ll just pop with guilt. It comes down to something I didn’t know I had … something called white privilege. Apparently … Continue reading

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About Stories … An Overlong, Rambling Movie Review

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We think we humans are different from our brother and sister species, those that swim, walk and fly all around us. Some believe we’re different because we’re figurines molded by a supreme  being, a male alien who created this spinning ball we call home, … Continue reading

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Saying Yes By Saying No

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He stood with his bride before the altar. She looked beautiful in her flowing white gown with the warm mid-summer sun sparkling like diamonds in her eyes. He liked the way she looked. He liked the way she moved. He … Continue reading

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A Modest Three Point “Prosperity Action Plan” For Congress

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As the Great Recession morphs into the Endless Recession, I figure it’s time for our political class to stop posturing and start acting. I therefore offer the following Three-Point Prosperity Action Plan that will instantly create wealth for each and every one of our country’s citizens, thereby curing the economic doldrums that have been … Continue reading

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