Author Archives: Mike Clark

Cultural Appropriation Boomerangs!

I’ve been too busy (or lazy) to post much over the last few months, but this morning something made me simultaneously disgusted and amused at the same time.  It was a little news item about Chanel (you know, the perfume … Continue reading

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Hacked Clinton Emails — So What?

In one news source, The Guardian, there appears the following about the leaked Hillary Clinton emails: The releases were highly damaging to Clinton, and US intelligence officials now believe they were hacked by Russia and passed to WikiLeaks to boost … Continue reading

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A Devonshire Trip

Wendy and I visited Devonshire over the past weekend, both for me to meet her sister and brother-in-law for the first time, and to have a look at the outstanding natural beauty of that region.  It was quite a trip! … Continue reading

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Trump is Triumphant

I am so very glad this is over.  I am so very glad that Hillary Clinton’s political career is over.  On the other hand, I am so very disappointed that a more reasonable candidate did not make the cut to … Continue reading

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A Time for Remembrance

It was one year ago today that the life of my beloved Waltraut (known to most of her U.S. friends as “Val”) was celebrated and commemorated at her funeral.  The anniversary of her passing was just a few days prior, on … Continue reading

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No, Those Weren’t Nuclear Bombers

In response to North Korea’s recent test of a nuclear weapon, according to most news outlets, “the United States reportedly planned to send two nuclear-capable supersonic bombers to the South in a show of force against Pyongyang”.  (USA Today) Well, no. … Continue reading

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Nerd Reviews: Star Trek I & II

I’m going to start reviewing the movies I see, just for the fun of it.  I’m calling these my “Nerd Reviews”, and I’m going to start out critiquing based on two characteristics: Plot Holes Suspension of Disbelief Killers – these … Continue reading

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Fifteen Years Later

My US flag flies today in front of my house. In the early morning fifteen years ago today, I was sleeping peacefully in my bed when, suddenly, one of my sons shook me awake and delivered a most bewildering bit … Continue reading

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Kaepernick & Rapinoe: Behind the Times

This week we are treated to another Johnny-come-lately, or in this case, Jane-come-lately, in the person of Megan Rapinoe, giving the nod to Colin Kaepernick’s “protest” , “displaying discontent with the current state of affairs in the U.S.”  What state … Continue reading

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Well, It’s No Trump For Me

Donald J. Trump is officially persona non grata for me. I will not be voting for him come November. And I absolutely cannot vote for Hillary Clinton either. Don’t talk to me about the Greens. Why won’t I support Trump? … Continue reading

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