Twenty Years of Positive Infinity

A little over twenty years ago I received the following notification from Geocities, the free website provider: Sat Aug 23 13:59:46 1997... Welcome, DON, to GeoCities Personal Home Page Program! Please write down or save the following information for future use. Your Member Name is: penlay. Your Neighborhood is: Athens/Parthenon. Your Address is: 4799. Your …

Having a Form of Diversity, but Denying the Power Thereof

Millennials' legendary capacity for diversity may be just that: A recent study conducted by a Grand Valley State University professor suggests that political correctness, at least among millennials, is little more than a charade. In an August 16 study, Professor Karen Pezzetti explains that millennials pursuing careers in education “position themselves as good, non-racist people,” …

Evidently Twitter Doesn't Like My Post on Trump and Palm Beach Clubs

One of the most popular posts I have on this site is Trump Opens the Club to Blacks and Jews? Not Quite, which is about two years old.  It's gotten a good deal of traffic and the gamut of reactions.  I'm glad to inject a little Palm Beach perspective to this question, because both what …

My Facebook Rant re the White "Supremacists"

I was kind of nudged by one of my illustrious relatives (who is now in the Old Country) on the subject of our Confederate ancestors, and this is what I came back with: I think that what's been neglected in this debate is an answer to the simple question "How did the 'Lost Cause' lose?" …

My Favourite Glen Campbell Song: Arkansas

I was saddened by the news of Glen Campbell's death at 81. Although he had many hits, my favourite was "Arkansas:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eccolhz6Jnc As I've mentioned before, my mother was from there, and I've spent a lot of time in what used to be called the "Land of Opportunity."  But now she and her birth family …

It Takes More Than the Russian Scandal to Connect With Voters

The Democrats need to weigh their options carefully: “We need to talk about what people think about when they wake up in the morning, and it’s not Russia,” Sragow said. “The more we talk about stuff that voters don’t truly care about in their daily lives … it confirms that the Democratic Party’s brain has …

Revisiting the Adventure of Offshore Oil

It may seem that posts on this blog are slowing down, but elsewhere it's another story.  There are actually four sites to this "family" and one of them, vulcanhammer.info, is being moved to WordPress hosting.  (The other two, vulcanhammer.net and Chet Aero Marine, were moved around the first of the year.) Moving a site that …

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