My life as a marathon: Running away
I didn’t run Monday morning. Quite a stark statement to start out an article on running, don’t you think? However, I am learning that sometimes there is a reason to run and other times there are good reasons to take a break. My reasons for not running this morning included a sore back, pulsing arms and a few scrapes, bumps and bruises. The aches and pains were inflicted by mounds of moving boxes. As some of you know, and some of you don’t, I a...
Pipeline not a pipe dream
Wanted: truck drivers, welders, carpenters, operating engineers, secretaries, flag men, electricians, et al to work on the biggest project since the development of the Interstate Highway System in the United States. When will it be built? Who knows? Does it need to be built? You bet. The whole country wants to put people back to work in meaningful jobs. The desert states also need water. So why not undertake a project to build desalinization p...
Nobody in the American media seems to understand the implications of the recent monsoon rains across the lower elevations of the Asian subcontinent and China.
The longest war in the West
It’s become one of the longest-running wars in the West. Not the battle over water, but the fight over the fate of thousands of wild horses on public rangeland.
It's all fun and games until ...
This was not the column I had intended to write. In fact, I hadn’t really had any ideas about what to write as of Saturday night. But then again, as of Saturday night I didn’t have to contemplate the fatal consequences of off-roading. On Saturday night, I sat in a friend’s kitchen. We mocked her husband’s latest investment — a Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle — and said it was only fair that if our significant others wanted motorcycles so badly that ...
It is increasingly difficult these days to differentiate between the so-called “developing nations,” the emerging nations and the newly recognized “failed states."
Wall Street always wins
What I know about economics is not worth knowing except: 1) Marx was the first and last radical economist. 2) 99.9 percent of economists are conservatives.
Prisons, drugs and race
In the United States we feel that we are compassionate and just. People who commit crimes receive a fair trial and fair punishment.
World War II Redux
It has often been observed that history is written by the victors, and nowhere is that thesis better demonstrated than in the myths of WWII.