Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Age of Reason?

The last time I checked a calendar, the year was listed as 2014. That hasn't changed, has it? The reason I ask is that I keep seeing news stories that seem to have been taken from the early part of the 1900s. For starters, I see that the state of Arizona is trying to limit access to retail stores and businesses to homosexuals.  What the hell is going on here?

Perhaps there is some sort of research that I could do to figure this out, but I can't imagine how people hold such archaic views in a time when we have unprecedented access to information. The number of smartphones and tablets that proliferate our society puts information, literally, at the finger tips of the majority of Americans. So, why are people choosing to ignore it? Why are people clinging so desperately to backwoods ideals and uninformed ideas?

Thursday, February 6, 2014


By now, you have all heard the tragic news about actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. Like many, I followed his career for a number of years as he developed from character actor to leading man. He was, easily, one of the most interesting actors working in Hollywood. What many never knew was that he was also a recovering addict.