Category :Culture

Disturbing in so many ways. NEBRASKA MAN STOLE PAINTING TO PAY FOR ABORTION It was a painting of the Virgin Mary. The man stole it from a cathedral. The girl was 14. The man was 39. She was pregnant because he had repeatedly raped her. Anything left out save for murder? Oh…it would have been murder … Read more

What is it with Hollywood types? Though they earn bucketfuls of money, live lives full of indulging their senses at every opportunity and are among the prettiest folks on the planet, that is not enough. What they really want is to be taken seriously whenever they open their perfectly toothed mouths. They want the world … Read more

Unannounced and unexpected, the ghastly invades our quiet reality. On a January day in 2007 Channon and Chris went for a drive to visit friends. They could not know that it was the last day of their lives. The next day, the mutilated and burned remains of Chris Newsom were found along a railroad track. … Read more

I just returned from 12 days in Portland. Traveling to and from meant time spent in a variety of airports. Lots of folks were viewed, scrutinized and wondered about. Some observations… Americans are fat. Perhaps one out of every ten was reasonably shaped. The remainder had bellies—some of the men looked pregnant—saddlebags, ample padding in … Read more

Requiescat in pace. Update: The influence of Les Paul upon the guitar is incalculable. The man remained a marvel of the instrument until the day he died. Some years back there was a club that showcased a variety of guitarists. One night at this club a young man was playing the electric guitar like no … Read more

Art imitates life. Or rather, art imitates Hell. In Ciudad Juarez, young women are vanishing Amid the drug war’s bloodshed, the Mexican border city has been shaken by the disappearances of at least two dozen teenage girls and young women. Officials have few leads…The streets of Juarez are swallowing the young and pretty. Nicely poetic, … Read more

Waste not, want not. Women from around the world are traveling to clinics in various locations that are now offering face lifts and cosmetic surgery using tissue from babies who have been killed by abortions. To produce the treatments, clinics are using tissue from babies killed in abortions from 6 to 12 weeks into pregnancy … Read more

I am spending two weeks in Portland with my brother and his family. They are about the finest people on the planet. They live and thrive here, but after just a few days I miss my revolvers. It is probably a good thing I left them at home. Really, it is hardly possible to imagine … Read more

I have many things to be thankful for. My life for one; my vocation for another. But I am thankful indeed I do not have to wake up to this every morning. Is this what passes for ‘attractive’ in her circles? And I wonder how many have woken up to her in the morning? No, … Read more

While wandering around Amazon—the website, not the jungle—looking for a book about the Amazon—the jungle, not the website—I came across a book I might buy. It looks entertaining. Alas, its author, David Grann, is a bit of a fool. He has become infected with the environmental claptrap that has surrounded the jungle and that has … Read more