Games We Used To Play is actually a history book. It is about professional sports in America from 1947 to 1990. Written by Roger Kahn, it is a collection of pieces he wrote for Prominent news publications: The New York Herald Tribune The American Scholar Sports Illustrated The Saturday Evening Post Esquire Sport Time The New … Continue reading Games We Used To Play: book review
It's spring, March 27th, 2022. I'm on my daily walk down Park Centre Drive and see my favorite birds behaving strangely. Though not really. They do this from time-to-time - congregate. Sometimes in a tree, other times in a field. Even on a road. This behavior has been called "Magpie funerals". I wonder why … Continue reading Magpie Convention
would not be published today. The book would be deemed racist and sexist. Because in the postmodern world we find ourselves in - that would be true. Therefore, no publisher could touch it without considerable risk of a social backlash. Thankfully, the book was published (1917) as part of Edgar Rice Burroughs' tremendously successful Tarzan … Continue reading The Son Of Tarzan
is the ultimate question the trial of Derek Chauvin is attempting to answer. However, the trial won't even come close. I've been watching (via CSPAN 2, i.e.sans commentary). He Was Murdered is the State's argument. In essence that case is: We (= the Minneapolis Police Department) are good, and the individual (= Officer Derek Chauvin) … Continue reading Crisis Intervention: Why George Floyd Died?
is a fascinating question. I have a prediction. My prediction is based upon what I learned from reading Jerry Spence's book Win Your Case. The Backstory I first read the book when it was published and remember I really liked it. I became aware of Spence during the OJ Trial (1995); when he would often comment … Continue reading Derek Chauvin / George Floyd Murder Trial: Who wins?
In 1974 James Michener published an epic, historical novel, Centennial. Subsequently (1978) it was made into a twenty-hour TV "miniseries". The book was typical Michener (over 1000 pages), taking us from prehistoric, earth forming days, up until the present. The Story was about Colorado, my home for (mostly) the last forty-five years. I was twenty-five … Continue reading Commitment To Loneliness, Freedom, Or Money?
The concept of the minimum wage (mw) was originally conceived as a hedge against slavery and child labor. The argument follows. Because there is law that labor must be compensated for in currency, people (non related adults and children) cannot be forced to work in servitude. That was the thinking. Concept Creep is what happens … Continue reading Minimum Wage: The Concept
What is the hunger of the pine? And who is Teal Swan? That all depends. Hunger of the Pine is both a song and a book. According to the author, Alt-J, and Miley Cyrus, of the song - it's a metaphor for the yearning, or pining for love or a loved one. The author of the … Continue reading Hunger of the Pine: Teal Swan
The Health & Well-Being Inventory is an assessment tool to quantify the health and well-being of an individual in comparison to their nation. I break down "health" into six categories: physical, mental, psychological, emotional, social, and economic. An individual, or nation, is scored using a typical five-letter grading system - A to F. An A … Continue reading Health & Well-Being Inventory