From My Point of View

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What’s in a Name?

Humans are herd animals- they seek acceptance by others. Words appear out of nowhere and come into vogue. Adopting usage of these delightful words make people feel “chic.” As long as any claptrap idea is labelled with one or more such words, people are likely to agree with it. A few years back the words … Continue reading

The Three Types of COVID-19 Personalities

The current viral hysteria provides a fascinating example of variance of human coping mechanisms. Not all humans respond similarly to the same threat and disruption to daily life. It is comical to watch the disparity in reaction between the three very different types of personalities. Without further ado, here they are: The WHAT-ME-WORRY -This Alfred … Continue reading


By means of an online forum, a neighborhood group was patting themselves on the backs about being so tolerant because they lived in a “diverse” neighborhood. One man posted a picture of a pickup truck sporting a Confederate flag on it, stating he sure was glad none of “those people” owned a house in his … Continue reading

Corporate Dentistry – The New Oral Cancer

Originally posted on Kim Henry, DMD, PC:
Dentistry was a fairly happy profession when I grew up in the 1960s and most of the 1970s. The invention of the high-speed air rotor turbine in the late 1950s had made practice so much easier and more efficient. Bonding resins were just being introduced that would revolutionize…

A Half Century of Maxims

To the reader: This was written the weekend I achieved a half of century of age.  To celebrate, I took a 100 kilometer bike ride. (That is 70 miles for you metriphobes.)  I always do a lot of thinking on such excursions.  So I began to think of the lessons I have learned in 50 … Continue reading

The Mechanism For Liberty’s Demise

One of my favorite topics for consideration is how cherished liberties may disappear in a society.  In some cases, the loss occurs quite rapidly, as in military coups.  In most democracies, it usually occurs much more slowly.  Why are people willing to settle for less and less of something so precious as individual freedom?  The … Continue reading

A Different Metric

Imagine this scenario. A man owns a commercial office building. It has 10,000 square feet of rentable space. This man has an unusual tape measure in his toolbox.  The tool is made of a material that contracts 5% in length per year. At the first of every new year, the man measures the building with … Continue reading

Who is Rich?

Who are those “rich” people? We hear so much hatemongering from liberals about the rich not paying their “fair share” of taxes. But who are these dreadful rich people? Some are obvious, like Warren Buffet or George Soros. But there aren’t very many people like that! Please help me here, and decide which of these … Continue reading

Father’s Day- A Tragedy For So Many Kids

I grew up in a lower-middle class neighborhood by the Atlanta Airport in the early 1960s.  Every kid in the neighborhood had a father they personally knew. All of my friends could tell me all about what their father did for a living.  Very few fathers were separated from their wives, but the children always … Continue reading

Cultures and Chance

If a person tosses a coin into the air, it may land on one side, or it may land on the other.  There is no sense in analyzing the result, because it is a random chance event.  Nothing can be done to influence the outcome.  About half the time the coin will land on one … Continue reading