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Remember September 11th?

When I was in high school, my history teacher went through the story of December 7, 1941. He didn’t start with the events of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Instead, he started with the Japanese Empire’s expansion into China and other parts of Southeast Asia, leading to a blockade from […]


I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the use and abuse of illegal drugs and what doing so does not only to the person using/abusing but to the people around them and even to people far away. My wife, a friend, and I went to a comedy show the other […]

What war crimes? What state of war?

It’s been a while since I’ve written about anti-vaccine activists and their doings because, frankly, I could do without the hassle. Whenever I write about them, or say something about them, or confront them online or in person, they get very, very nasty. Sometimes I worry about my safety and […]

War is good for something, right?

I’ve never been to war, but I can imagine that it is awful. The buildings around you destroyed, and all the comforts of life taken away. Your friends, colleagues, and other people around you killed. Dead. Looking at pictures of war-torn areas, I imagine war to be the absolute, most […]