What is the Largest Airline Market in the World?

What is the largest airline market in the world? Europe? Asia? Africa? United States? Well, if you guessed the U.S. then you were correct. It is not only the largest airline market it is by far the largest. Asia is supposed to surpass the U.S. sometime in 2024 but...

Reproducing Dumb Bunnies…..

Are we growing a nation of Dumb Bunnies?   Did you know that only seven states require civics or any kind of study of how the U.S. government works of their elementary school students? Did you know that only seven liberal arts universities in the U.S. require any...

Hello America……

Hello America..... Can we get something straight? I mean really straight, for those who've read any history whatever or gone to school and taken any history, sociology or anthropology courses? America was never established, created, planned, designed, born, initiated,...

What did I fight for……….Eve of Destruction

I didn't fight for this. I fought against an enemy in Vietnam that I thought was challenging the right of all men and women to be free and express themselves without being forced to do what a small minority wanted them to do. I didn't fight for this. I fought in...

Cats, Gardens and Bombs……..

It's easier to write about cats, the garden and even what's going on at the local coffee shop than what is going on across America. To watch the mass media portray America's reaction to its president threatening nuclear war is quite abashedly astounding. The mass...

Befuddlement….

Befuddlement...... That single word best describes the New York hot shot deal-making professionals who came out of the Manhattan sticks to go to war with the Washington D.C. elites and Virginia beltway bandits. They designed a grand adventure. The money was raised for...

What about Me?

What about me? This simple question may actually be the most fundamental behavior ruling question of our time. The entire world is headed toward one single clamoring bid to gain some sort, any sort, of attention. The explosion of communication industry tools and...

Coming Together….

The totality of coming together as a culture only happens very sporadically and with outside forces driving differential elements together like the fuzing of atoms. From the fuzing of atoms come a great release of energy or another form of matter entirely. What is...

WAKE UP AND SMILE, Rid Yourself of Fear

Fear abides, and lays there waiting in all human beings. If you wake up in the morning with faint feelings of unrest and nervousness over nothing at all that you can put your mental finger on, then be aware that you are joined that feeling this morning by most of the rest of humanity..

Let Him Lead

Let him lead? Really? I mean really? Just where did that question, answered in the positive, ever have a place on the American scene? Did Bill Clinton get to lead, or did he have to fight and compromise on just about every issue?

THE POWER OF ROME

When the minorities rule. It happens all the time, you know. Minorities, either passing themselves off as the majority in some slight of hand or vote, get into power. And then they do minority things.

THE COLOR BLACK

The power of America has never been greater and the lives of American's have never been better. The American military has never been stronger and the economics of the world turns on the power of the American dollar to this day. None of that was true or close before...

THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT

So what can we do? Oh, there are the protests, and there is plenty of justified bitter vitriol to write and pass on. But, really. What do we do, those of us who are taken aback, feeling left out and worried right down to our cores that the country's one fascinating...

THE BLUE DANUBE

I went on YouTube and found 2001 a Space Odyssey. Then I scrolled until I found that scene where the spaceship was slowly turning in space to align itself with the space station. The Director of that film brilliantly selected a simple waltz called the Blue Danube, to...

THE FINAL FRONTIER

When Eugene Cernan took his last step, the last step of any man to walk on the moon, it was a step backward. Neither he, nor any of those adventurers would ever have considered that we, as a nation and a species would step back from a forthcoming age of great...

GLACIAL PERIOD

Are we looking forward to a Glacial period? America has focused all the attention of this part of the universe on itself and one man in particular. Not a man of the New Testament or Old. Not a man of philosophy or advanced education in any science. Not a man who's...

THE FIFTH TREE

Two days to go. 88.67% done with the Christmas shopping and about 67% done with the preparations. I wonder what the percentages are for most other families. This season is both wonderful and trying because it is hard to beatifically celebrate with some sort of dignity...

THE PAPER TREE

The news came in waves that day and did not stop as night fell. Their parents were gone. The police had come and the drugs been found and the cuffs put on. Christine knew her parents would not be coming back for some time. They hadn’t been bad parents except when they...

TO ARMS

To arms. Now is the time. Not to fight but to get ready to fight. And you can't fight with a protest sign, banner or a loud voice. America is a wonderful wonderland of legal weaponry. The right wing has assured that small arms would be available to almost everyone....

Curdled Cream in my Coffee

The other side. I was at the coffee shop yesterday when a retired doctor came in. He's a really nice older man and we almost never talk. However, I am known for the Geneva Shore Report newspaper, so he thought it time to tell me about Donald Trump. He feels that Trump...

THE HOT DOG

Duplicity, it overwhelms us through and by the media, as the mass media continues to coddle the coming to America of those surviving great-grand children who escaped from Germany after the World War II to land in Antarctica or Argentina or somewhere. What duplicity?...

FOOTSTEPS IN THE MUD

Tanzania. Three and a half million years ago. Archaeologists have found hominid footprints not much different from those humans today might have left, as they walked across a soft mud stretch of ground. Those  footsteps in mud became stone, and then were buried under...

B-17 Bomber

Go watch the movie about Jesse Owens running in the 1936 Olympics. It's called "Race." You will sit stunned. It was made long before the Trump thing happened. It's downright eerie. The strange part is how they got the German Nazi part so down in every nuance...and it...

THE BIG WAVE

I am trying to face into the storm, to sit on my metaphorical surfboard and stare out over the tops of smaller waves waiting for the big wave, hoping that the coming storm is not the storm of the century and the big wave is not a tsunami. I fight my basal desire to...