Many of you know I publish a weekly newspaper in Lake Geneva Wisconsin

It grew from the desire to share NEWS with our neighbors unencumbered by any financial pressure from advertisers or public entities,
and also be a platform for me to share my thoughts publicly, regarding the state of Local, State and National affairs.

The Geneva Shore Report is printed every Wednesday and distributed throughout the Lake Geneva, Wisconsin area.

We also post the articles on our website,

The Geneva Shore Report

Below are Opinion/Editorials from the past and present. Enjoy and feel free to comment pro and con. Sane and mature dialog is the cornerstone of one of our greatest Freedoms.

Eruption at Mauna Loa, From The Wilderness

Eruption at Mauna Loa, From The Wilderness

ERUPTION AT MAUNA LOA Newsreel By James Strauss   There is quiet risk in geologic events, although such events are seldom able to be predicted ahead of time.  There was little warning around the world when the earthquake that occurred along the seafloor just off of...

Stingray and Faraday Bags, From The Wilderness

Stingray and Faraday Bags, From The Wilderness

STINGRAY  Newsreel  By James Strauss   Automatic driving is coming but much of the public is resistant to its introduction because of negative media coverage (over blowing any accident where auto driving has been involved) and a complete lack of understanding about...

Cryptocurrency and FTX, From The Wilderness

Cryptocurrency and FTX, From The Wilderness

CRYPTOCURRENCY Newsreel By James Strauss   The writer of this article has been studying cryptocurrency for almost ten years, since its inception as cyber currency in 1983**.  In 2006 the word cryptocurrency became popular and with Bitcoin’s creation in 2008 by an...

We Can See You, From The Wilderness

We Can See You, From The Wilderness

WE CAN SEE YOU Newsreel By James Strauss   The things that simply blow by us as we try to take in the enormity of pervading news that the presenters, the mass media, pour out constantly twenty-four hours a day.  The New York Times, this morning, published a long story...

PROMIS and Pegasus, From The Wilderness

PROMIS and Pegasus, From The Wilderness

PROMISE AND PEGASUS Newsreel By James Strauss   Actually, the word Promise does not apply in this article.  The real word is not a word at all, that promise resembles, but very definitely is not.  PROMIS is the acronym for the phrase Prosecutors Management Information...

U.S. Marine Corps Birthday, From The Wilderness

U.S. Marine Corps Birthday, From The Wilderness

THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS BALL Newsreel By James Strauss   Today, November 10th, is the Marine Corps birthday, going back to 1775. Why has this birthday celebration become so popular and relevant in modern times.  The Marine Corps, a relatively small military...

Roe, Roe, Roe Your Boat, From the Wilderness

Roe, Roe, Roe Your Boat, From the Wilderness

ROE, ROE, ROE YOUR BOAT Newsreel By James Strauss   As the last day before the coming ‘frightful’ election looms in front of us all, the dark count remains in question.  The dark count, in this coming totaling of election results involves women voters.  The new...

The Great Political Finale, From The Wilderness

The Great Political Finale, From The Wilderness

GREAT POLITICAL FINALE Newsreel By James Strauss   The truly great news that will occur sometime on Tuesday of this week will be apparent to absolutely everyone who listens to a radio, watches television or spends time streaming on the Internet.  Regardless of winners...

U.S. Troops Move Into Romania, From The Wilderness

U.S. Troops Move Into Romania, From The Wilderness

U.S. TROOPS MOVE INTO ROMANIA Newsreel By James Strauss   For months I have been writing about the real foundations for the Russian attack on the Ukraine.  The first faints of the attack took place, with Russia striking at the heart of Ukraine in its capital, hoping...

Hi-Tech Side of War, From the Wilderness

Hi-Tech Side of War, From the Wilderness

THE HI-TECH SIDE OF WAR Newsreel By James Strauss   A recent near controversy generated by a Tweet that went viral from Elon Musk, the reading and listening world might have missed the fact that some new electronic system, in this case Starlink, might have a vital...

8.7% Increase, From The Wilderness

8.7% Increase, From The Wilderness

EIGHT POINT SEVEN  Newsreel By James Strauss   The coming 8.7%t in cost-of-living increase in social security payments, to be effective in January of 2023, is huge.  Not only is it huge to the impact it will have on the incomes of older citizens dependent upon the...

Anti-Abortion Avalanche From The Wilderness

Anti-Abortion Avalanche From The Wilderness

THE COMING ANTI-ANTI ABORTION AVALANCHE Newsreel By James Strauss   What you may believe about the practice of abortion, and no matter how might have come to arrive at a position on this wildly emotional subject, the U.S. Supreme Court has brought it right into your...

The Lying Summit Meeting, From The Wilderness

The Lying Summit Meeting, From The Wilderness

THE LYING SUMMIT MEETING Newsreel By James Strauss   There’s going to be a meeting soon.  A big one.  It’s called the G20 and this group of country leaders (twenty of them get together every year to discuss financial expectations and predictions) can talk about...

From The Wilderness, Tsar Bomba IV,

From The Wilderness, Tsar Bomba IV,

TSAR BOMBA IV Newsreel By James Strauss   Although I am not a nuclear physicist, I was classically (PhD) trained in physics (Quantum Mechanics) enough to be able to understand how the Periodic Chart works, how the micro-world of tiny particles is the foundation of all...

From The Wilderness, Article XXI

From The Wilderness, Article XXI

From The Wilderness AUTONOMY Newsreel By James Strauss   The word autonomy is not being used in this article, nor by many members of the American Industrial Complex for Defense, as you may know it to be classically defined.  That classical definition is: “the capacity...

From The Wilderness, Article XIX

From The Wilderness, Article XIX

TSAR BOMBA II Newsreel By James Strauss   I wrote earlier about the largest nuclear explosion ever to receive ignition, Tsar Bomba. That bomb was exploded against the advice of almost every physicist living at the time, Western and Soviet, but it was set off...

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...

A Celebratory Weekend? – Editorial June 20, 2020

A Celebratory Weekend? – Editorial June 20, 2020

Celebration Let's see, and consider, what is going on right now in the nation on the longest day of the year. Yesterday was Juneteenth, a holiday almost nobody knew about because, somehow, the freeing of the slaves back in 1865 was never publicly appreciated. That day...

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...

Friends and Friendship, Editorial by James Strauss

Friends and Friendship, Editorial by James Strauss

FRIENDS OF THE FRIENDLESS OPINION/EDITORIAL from my Newspaper, The Geneva Shore Report, January 8, 2020 There was once a bit of humor portrayed by two hoboes talking to one another on a park bench.  They were having one of those not uncommon hobo conversations about...

Intellect, Editorial from the Geneva Shore Report

Intellect, Editorial from the Geneva Shore Report

OPINION/EDITORIAL INTELLECT   First published in the Geneva Shore Report, January 1, 2020: INTELLECT Your definition is as good as anybody else’s definition of that word.  What does it really mean to be smart, relative to other humans or even beings alive on this...

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...