I’m Talking Directly to You, John McCain

I’m Talking Directly to You, John McCain It was reported recently that Senator John McCain said that President Obama is directly responsible for the Orlando nightclub massacre. Let’s start with the fact that it appears that Senator McCain does not know the meaning of the word “directly” in the same way that some people do…

Religion, Secularism, and Basic Decency

Religion, Secularism and Basic Decency I take the “humanist” part of being a secular humanist quite seriously. As my sons were growing up, I tried to teach them to always help another person in need whenever they could. Not because they would reap the blessing of some deity by doing so (that’s the “secular” part),…

Trump and The Judge

Trump and The Judge There was an article in the Monday, June 6 edition of the New York Times by Maggie Haberman called “Trump Stance Makes G.O.P. Fear Backlash”. It concerns Donald Trump’s now notorious statements about the fitness (or lack thereof) of Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel to preside over a Federal lawsuit brought against…

Is Oklahoma Ok?

Is Oklahoma OK? My older brother lives in Norman Oklahoma (because he’s a professor at the University of Oklahoma, that’s why), and so I take a bit more interest in the Sooner state than the average person, especially when it comes to their weather. And lately, the weather hasn’t been too good. Yes, it is…