Will Be Begging Off Today …

… blog-wise. Your friend Bill is suffering an energy deficiency. Nothing serious, I’m sure. I just don’t want to spend any time thinking hard about something. Take, for example, George (W.) Bush’s remarkable denunciation (Thursday) of the abominable Turd currently holding the very office that, had you asked me 10 years ago, I would have…

How the Hell Am I Supposed to Know Who You Are When You Look Like That?

Another thing I hate about Facebook is your picture. I mean the pictures of yourself you pick to put at the top of your page. I think they’re called “profile somethingorothers.” I don’t like them. I wish you’d do a better job at picking out your profile pictures. Of yourself, at least. I couldn’t care…

中國贏了!

Don’t speak Chinese? That’s okay, probably. If you’re 50 or older … maybe 40 … it’s unlikely you’ll ever need to. Especially if you have no interest in involving yourself in the global economy. But you might consider getting lessons for your kids. Seriously. If you want them to be successful in coming decades—and who…

2050 C.E.—The End of the United States as an Economic Power

The following account was found in what seems to be a time capsule that appeared mysteriously in Washington D.C., in a parking lot near to the Supreme Court Building. It has yet to be determined who left the capsule there, leaning against a Chevy Suburban, or when it got there. Investigators have been unable even…

Backwards: The people that time forgot

The following was printed Wednesday (October 4) in The Boise Weekly. This time tomorrow—assuming you’re reading these words on the day they show up in the paper boxes—I will be 70 years old. No, stop. Thank you for your kind sentiments, but I tell you this not to solicit felicitations. I limp into this with…

Nope, I’m Never Going Fishing Again!

I learned something about myself this weekend. Isn’t that nice? None of us should let a week go by without learning something about ourselves, that’s what I say. Actually, what I really say is “None of us should let a week go by without learning something about something,” but I suppose ourselves qualifies as something….