Fourth of July, 2021

Fourth of July, 2021

Thoughts on July Fourth, 2021 If you do not have power in a democracy, or in any other structure of cultural gathering, then you damn well better have the potential to get power and to be able to transmit the image of that potential to others around you. On this 4th...
The Crumbling System…

The Crumbling System…

Where is the logic and why is the might, the huge and world-shaking might, of the United States of America so fractured and rendered powerless and little more than useless in emergency situations? Where was the body of investigative forces that should have gone...
Editorial, Mean-Spirited

Editorial, Mean-Spirited

Editorial August 4, 2020 The planet is in flux. It's not just the USA, which is the last place one would have expected hysterical drama to shut down. No, the world is filled with it right now because of the Internet, the penetration of television news and radio talk...
The Social Order, Editorial July 5, 2020

The Social Order, Editorial July 5, 2020

The Social Order, the Social Condition, and the meaning of 'Social' itself. The social definition is simple, whether determined by a dictionary in exotic detail or in seemingly understandable catch-phrases like 'we are all in this together.' Social means to be...
John Bolton who? Editorial, June 12, 2020

John Bolton who? Editorial, June 12, 2020

John Bolton who? This guy, resigning from the White House in September of last year, was going to be a lightning rod of booming revelation, with respect to Trump's wrongdoings. Oh, I forgot, there was the book he was writing. He had to keep silent while getting ready...
It Is All About the Money…

It Is All About the Money…

All About the Money It is about the money. Where did it come from? First two trillion, and now three more. The gross revenue from all sources for the country was only 20 trillion. The total taxes collected in 2019 was 3.46 trillion. In 2018 it was 3.22 trillion. Where...
Science and Truth… Editorial, May 18, 2020

Science and Truth… Editorial, May 18, 2020

If history and science have taught us anything, it is that passion and desire are not the same as truth. E.O Wilson There is no 'Truth' in Science. There is only a repeat performance of experiences and experiments to confirm that things tested give every appearance...
I Did The Thing… Vietnam

I Did The Thing… Vietnam

I did the thing in a country called Vietnam. I went on from there to have a fairly wild and messy but distinguished career in the CIA. How come, after all that, and publishing my story in books and more, I am expected on such social communication sites like this, to...
The Forest of Lost Reality, an Editorial

The Forest of Lost Reality, an Editorial

Forest of Lost Reality An Editorial from the Geneva Shore Report What has happened to explain this latest emotional iteration of social unrest that has been created by opinions about current circumstances rather than likely reality? I write about ‘likely reality’...
Thoughts About Life after Radio Shack

Thoughts About Life after Radio Shack

The Demise of Radio Shack and... Dateline: Lake Geneva June 26, 2019 What did it, and does it, mean that Radio Shack went away? What do you suppose happened there that caused the 'Mister Wizard' store where you could get anything electronic or even mechanical to help...
Editorial: That One Thing

Editorial: That One Thing

Editorial by James  Strauss Dateline December 12th, Geneva Shore Report THAT ONE THING The process of writing has little to do with writing at all. Writing can be dictated, scribbled, typed or put down in calligraphy. It can be done in many languages using all manner...
March To A Different Drummer…

March To A Different Drummer…

MARCH TO A DIFFERENT DRUMMER Dateline: Lake Geneva February 21, 2018   You cannot hear my drummer and I don't always either. My drummer beats two snare drums, one of fiction and one of fact. I cannot tell the difference between the beats and I think the drummer knows...
We are With Child…..

We are With Child…..

Dateline: Lake Geneva September 27, 2017 Opinion/Editorial  WE ARE WITH CHILD   One of the most interesting and informative pursuits of being human is to sit down, contemplate, and then attempt to take in the enormity of man's inhumanity to man, from the...
A TIME TO EVERY PURPOSE …..

A TIME TO EVERY PURPOSE …..

Dateline: Lake Geneva September 6, 2017 Opinion/Editorial A TIME TO EVERY PURPOSE UNDER HEAVEN It's not a hard time for your country. It's a hard time for a lot of poor people, a lot of underemployed people struggling more with self-identity than income, a lot of lost...
Renewal 2017….

Renewal 2017….

Dateline: Lake Geneva August 30, 2017 Opinion/Editorial RENEWAL The Eve of Destruction was a song written by a man named P.F. Sloan in 1964, and the musician Barry McGuire’s recording of it made it hugely popular in 1964. That was fifty-two years ago. The first stanza...
Will Humility be the path……

Will Humility be the path……

Dateline Lake Geneva August 23, 2107 TO INHERIT THE EARTH The world defines humility as a lowering of oneself in relation to others, a state or the act of being humble, a freedom of pride and arrogance, and having a modest opinion or estimate of one’s own worth.  It...
You are My Sunshine……Editorial

You are My Sunshine……Editorial

Dateline Aug 2, 2017 Lake Geneva Opinion/Editorial YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE Is there any chance that some kind of good fortune will be showered down upon the United States? Ever since the press, the media, or whatever the monolith of this “news” thing is, took over the...
Is This Land Your Land…….

Is This Land Your Land…….

Dateline: Lake Geneva June 28, 2017 THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND This is not an article about choosing the right to die, or anything to do with that issue. No, this article is all about some people hastening other people’s death, without their permission, by deliberately...
Meaning of Life, Editorial

Meaning of Life, Editorial

Dateline: Lake Geneva June 21, 2017 Opinion/Editorial THE MEANING OF LIFE A long time ago a television show came on the air discussing life on earth, its meaning, and the billions of beings comprising what has come to be known as this thing called intelligent life. In...