Tag Archives: press

Don’t Make a Whole Big Thing Out Of It

This is a piece I’ve been wanting to write for ages. I’ve never really known how to do it, though. The dilemma is that I have to talk about what I don’t want people to talk about. There just isn’t any way to do that without talking about it. I feel like a hypocrite talking […]

A Good Illustration of the Problem With the News

A few days ago, Qasem Soleimani was killed in a U.S. drone strike. That’s probably not a shock. It’s all over the news. On the surface, it almost looks like the news is being competent in their coverage. We know who, Qasem Soleimani. We know what, was killed. We know when, January 3, 2020. We […]

Current Events

I’m facing something of a dilemma. 2020 is looking to be an eventful year what with the presidential election and one third of the senate up for grabs and the entire house of representatives. Australia is on fire. The climate crisis is worsening. And then there’s all the regular everyday things that will continue to […]

The Press Is Really Bad

A free press is supposed to be one of the necessary ingredients in a free society. It is how the citizens can make informed choices and hold the elected officials accountable. That sounds nice, but a free press only gets us part way there. We are currently experiencing a lot of the problems that a […]

What Does Depression Feel Like?

Before I was dealing with my own depression, I knew people who were depressed and I often wondered what it was like.  I know the definition, a persistent low mood or loss of interest, but that doesn’t really say much.  At least it never helped me understand it.  Now that I have a pretty good […]

I’m Scared

As of January 20, 2017, Donald Trump is the President of the United States of America.  To say I’m scared is an understatement.  I’m terrified.  Our country has had stupid presidents.  We’ve had incompetent presidents.  We’ve had evil presidents.  This is the first time we’ve had all three in one president.  That would be bad enough, […]

One Example of Why I Hate the Press

I complain about the press a lot.  Mostly I complain about them being really, really, really bad at their job.  But, I have other reasons for hating them.  Yesterday, there were headlines all over the internet about processed meats causing cancer.  Bacon is as bad as tobacco, they said.  I’m not exaggerating, I saw more […]

The Baseball Press

Today was the first official day of spring training for most of baseball.  Usually, when spring training starts, there are a whole bunch of stories about how some 36 year old is in the best shape of his life, and how some 22 year old is going to be the next Ted Williams, and about […]