In Which I Fix Everything

The world today seems absolutely crackers. If you get this reference, will you be my forever friend? And comment to prove you get the reference, because even forever friends must be accountable. Have you noticed how people are losing their minds these days about...

False Dichotomies and You

So the actual quote from the speech, in context, is this: “Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive.  Somebody invested in roads and bridges.  If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that....

Dog vs. Chicken

I’ll be brief. Or at least I’ll try. Yesterday, Sunday, we had a nice day, mostly. Church was at 9, and I had a visit at 1pm, so I was home by 2pm and even had a nap. Sunshine and I worked on a puzzle together, which was great fun. Rain came and went, then...

Opting out of Social Security

Chewing a bone on this issue. Really curious as to why this: In 1983, the U.S. Congress closed a loophole in the original Social Security Act that allowed municipal governments to opt out of the Social Security system. Really. Why? Why can’t individuals in this...

Jared Garrett

Author of the Beat Series