Fun With Language

Winners & Losers

The other day I was going thru some old commentaries and came across one where I highlighted a great American social commentator from the 60s-70s—Sydney J. Harris.  Harris was a syndicated columnist for the old Chicago Sun-Times.  He had a unique way with words that... Read More

Play Ball!

Like many out there, I miss the baseball season.  And without real MLB games to watch on TV I am ‘relegated’ to my memories, and today I want to share a true baseball story.  The year was 1986 and I had won an incentive trip to the Mickey Mantle-Whitey Ford Fantasy... Read More

Random Thoughts

 I’ve purposely steered clear from political commentary in my Vail Daily column during the COVID-19 crisis because I thought some lighter commentary was in order.  But my blog is a different animal and here are a few random thoughts. During the Kavanaugh hearings Joe... Read More

Coloring Outside the Lines

Culture places enormous pressure on all of us to follow the rules.  As toddlers we’re taught not to touch the hot stove or to put foreign objects in our mouths and to go to sleep at bedtime.  Later, in elementary school we were taught not to color outside the lines... Read More

Socialism Made Easy

An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had once failed an entire class.  The class insisted that wealth re-distribution (aka socialism) worked because then no one would be poor and no one would... Read More

More Random Thoughts

The democrats aren’t running against Trump’s policies, they’re running against his personality. The government sent more troops and armament to arrest 68-year old Roger Stone in his home that it sent to rescue our ambassador in Benghazi–think about that. Chelsea... Read More