Category Archives: Rants and Raves

Screeds posted to vent – blow off steam – from whatever is just so wrong that it gets me worked up

What If We Really Cared ?

What if we took to heart the Great Commandments and truly cared for other people, especially the widows, the orphans, the sick, and the prisoners? What would that look like? What if for-profit insurance had never been allowed for health care? Would … Continue reading

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Bah-Humbug on Christmas 2016

​Yesterday, I received another piece of mail addressed to Gatewood Family Enterprises, a name we used in connection with a side thing many years ago.  Two things struck me about this.  1) You really never get off mailing lists, as … Continue reading

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Sunday Thoughts on Justice

Sunday Thoughts on Justice I keep coming back to what someone said last year. If something bad within a system persists over time, it stops being a bug and becomes a feature. Prison rape is no longer a bug; it’s … Continue reading

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I Won’t Keep Your Secrets Any Longer

  One of the scariest stories I ever heard was told to me and several others at a child’s birthday party. Over the ringing bells and music of the indoor rides and video games. Across a b… Source: I Won’t … Continue reading

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