32 seconds

32 seconds

You can’t make a bed in 32 seconds. Or brush your teeth properly. Or French braid a ponytail. Or boil an egg. Or brew a cup of coffee. But, you can shoot 23 people and kill nine in that short time frame if you're armed with a fully loaded semi-automatic weapon. You can hold your [...]

Wait a Second

Wait a Second

It is astonishing to me how many passionate supporters of the second amendment have never read it. Have you? “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” Well regulated. They have been there all along, but, [...]

Civil dissonance

I have been thinking, lately, about music and how each note relies on the other. Even the first simple songs we teach our babies -- Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, for instance -- require at least six notes, some whole, some half, with several quarters and eighths as well. Add a couple of chords and, depending [...]