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Have We Forever Lost Officer Friendly?

As a small child in the early 1970s I and my classmates would look forward to a visit by a local policeman to our school. He was called Officer Friendly and while he would show us his squad car, badge and various law enforcement items his visit was primarily, unbeknownst to we wide-eyed youngsters, for good PR. And it succeeded.

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You, Too, Can Be A Racist—Or So We’re Told

Our “progressive” liberal friends here in the South, still desperately trying to overcome their apparent debilitating sense of white guilt, have now declared—in a series of new writings and editorials I’ve come across—that African-Americans cannot be racist by definition. Only we callous, misguided and privileged Caucasian, Euro-Americans can bear that evil distinction.
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Sticks And Stones May Break My Bones…But Symbols Can Never Hurt Me

In our ever-growing emotionalist society, rational argument keeps taking the back seat to incitement and sensationalism.
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Fifty Shades Of Nothing: The Myth Of Relationships

Maybe not everybody out there is cut out to be married or in a relationship.

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Forget Following Your Passion—Just Get To Work

How many times have you heard the exhortation to “follow your passion” in your career choice? It’s become an entirely overused mantra parroted by the numerous self-help and business gurus who themselves probably command about 30K a speech. That’s not a bad “passion” to follow but let’s just face the economic facts in 2015:
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When Mediocrity Is Enshrined and Civility Fades

(The following is a tentative excerpt from the introduction to my book-in-progress entitled “The Cultural Abyss: When Mediocrity Is Enshrined And Civility Fades”)

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Learning Lessons As A Teacher

If you have never heard of MadCAAP (Madison Countians Allied Against Poverty) perhaps you should perform a search online and read about this 501c(3) organization located in Canton.

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Bye, Bye Miss American Pie (Part II)

It appears we’re losing our country and communities and there may be nothing that can be done about it. We have met the enemy—and he is us. Not ISIL, Putin or Muslims.

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Why Aren’t We ALL Libertarians Now?

Freedom. Isn’t that what we all want today?
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With Time Tickin’ Away, Rundgren Goes Global…And Parties Like It’s 2015

 

(Esoteric Antennae/Cherry Red Records. U.S. release date April 7, 2015. All vocals and instruments by Todd Rundgren unless otherwise noted in review.)
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