Author Archives: Gene Glotzer

Mass Shootings

The other day, I ran across this headline in The Onion: “‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens.” Of course, the story is about a mass shooting. This story originally ran almost four years ago, but they repost it every time it’s appropriate. I feel like I see it at […]

Keep It 729

In the Republic, Plato sets out to answer the question, “What is justice?” Along the way, Socrates* and his interlocutors raise the question of who leads the more pleasant life, the just or the unjust. They bring it to extremes. They assume that the unjust person gets away with it, so to speak. People don’t […]

As a White Person. . .

As a white person, I feel like any opinions I voice on race need to be heavily discounted.  As a white person, I’m not sure I have the right to say much of anything at all.  The thing is, because of the social circles I’m in and because one of my jobs is at Capital […]

A Football Conundrum

When two unlikable teams are playing each other in the championship, how do you decide which to root for?  That’s the problem we’re facing with the 2018 NFL championship game.  It’s the Eagles against the Patriots, which means that nobody wins.  There was so much potential.  We were so close to the Jaguars playing the […]

Go Johnny, Go!

It’s rare to be able to point to someone as definitively the best at anything.  Chuck Berry is the greatest of all time when it comes to Rock and Roll.  When you look at his body of work, it’s staggering.  It’s not just that he had a lot of good songs.  He had a lot […]

Buffy The Vampire Slayer – Initial Thoughts

Back in 1997, I didn’t have cable television.  I had a hand-me-down TV with an antenna.  I got ABC (sort of), CBS, CPTV, NBC and Fox.  There were two new networks that I didn’t get, the WB and UPN.  I was really bummed that I didn’t get UPN.  Star Trek Voyager was on that channel […]

A Failure Of Sorts

I’ve failed at one of my life goals.  I’ve always wanted to die with a full complement of body parts.  Of course I’m not counting baby teeth or hair.  I would have failed years ago if those counted.  I mean I wanted to keep everything I’m supposed to have.  No amputations, no ectomies, nothing of […]

The X-Files

I’ve been watching The X-Files since 1993.  I even watched when Mulder left and was replaced by the Terminator.  I wouldn’t call myself a hardcore fan, though.  I’ve always enjoyed the show, but I’ve always preferred the monster of the week stories to the overarching conspiracy stories.  My favorite episodes are the comedic ones. Season […]

A Quick Recap

I successfully completely my goal of a post a day for the month of December.  Overall I think it went pretty well.  I’m not proud of everything I wrote, but I wrote every day and I hit every deadline.  The site had 646 views by 360 individuals.  I don’t normally pay any attention to those […]

New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve has long been one of my least favorite days.  There are two fairly universal traditions, drinking and staying up late.  As someone who doesn’t drink at all, that holds no appeal for me.  And as someone who has struggled with insomnia most of my life, I can’t get too excited about staying […]