The Political Fulcrum

Don't Vote! Every year you hear candidates and organizations plea for you to go vote or that it's your duty. You'll hear that from the conservative Free Market Foundation and the liberal League of Wom more »


Elections are only a few weeks away now. Last Sunday our visiting preacher prayed for our elections and urged us all to get out and vote for good Christians to be elected to leadership. He of course was concerned about moral and family values. more »

My Music

Music is a nice diversion. When you talk about politics religion or business any disagreement is a source of contention even if you're not being contentious. When you talk about music everyone has their preference and most every more »

Minimum Wage

It's been ten years since the last minimum wage increase. Every year it's proposed and every year the Republicans put it aside. With their emphasis on what's good for business it'll be a hard sell to get one passed next year. more »


You go into work on a monday and your boss is in a bad mood. You have a few cross words and he decides you need to be on your own. After a few weeks at home of trying to figure out a 7-letter meaning irritable and solving the daily Sudoku you decide to more »


This is one of those days when I have nothing to say. Now I do have a file drawer of notes for things I want to write about but often when I go to the notes the notes I have don't make sense or don't seem that important any more. more »

Offbeat Texas Stops

Speaking of transportation and travel my boss gave me a paperback a week or two ago about travel in texas. Titled "52 More Offbeat Texas Stops" it includes a collection of historic sites museums events and generally odd destinations. Bob Phillips has more »