How to Get Rich

There is basically only one way to get rich (barring the odd statistical outlier). Are you ready? It’s not any of that stuff on late night TV. Can you guess what it is? No? You have to be born rich. That’s a fact. Here’s why: Rich people send their kids to private schools where they […]

Civil Discourse

I just want to remind all of you that we can’t have a conversation when everyone is screaming. As I wrote about in my book “Angry Rants for Average Americans,” what we need is to work hard to re-take our government. We can’t do that if we are all yelling at one another. Please remember […]

A Story About Guns

I guess if you have read many of my posts, you know that I grew up a little more poor than the majority of the folks in the USA. Many of them can afford to live in slightly nicer neighborhoods. However, I was very poor growing up, and I lived in a pretty nasty ghetto. […]

America

Now that I live overseas, I can no loner say that I am “from America” and have people know what country I mean. This is because “America” is not a country. It is two entire continents with 55 countries total. All the people in those 55 countries consider themselves to be “Americans” because they are […]

Free Book Promotion

Obviously I would prefer it if you guys bought my book and helped support my writing career. However, I am told that every now and again it’s good to do a free book campaign. So from March 7th to March 11th you can get the Kindle version of Angry Rants for Average Americans completely FREE. […]

What is Socialism?

The question of how to define “Socialism” is actually extremely complex. This is because it is a word with competing meanings. Think of how in the US the word “literally” can mean both exactly and in a hyperbolic sense. So, what are the things that the word “Socialism” can mean? Well, the original concept was […]

Immigration is Hard

I have been hearing a lot of talk in the media about “If Trump wins I am leaving the country” or “If Sanders wins I am leaving the country.” This has become popular rhetoric in election years, and it needs to stop. First, here are the tales of two couples: A friend of mine has […]

Friends Back Home

I think this post should probably start with a quote I love: “I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” – Thomas Jefferson to William Hamilton, April 22, 1800 Now of course, I do love this quote, but I also know that it […]

Bias in the Media

All I wanted was an article about the delegate count. That’s it. I just wanted to know where each candidate stood, and how many delegates were left. So I went to my old friend Google and typed in “Delegate Count in the Democratic Primary.” I got a bunch of results, and they fell into two […]

To My Surprise

I didn’t watch the Oscars. However, I did catch a clip of Joe Biden speaking. If you know me, you know I haven’t been the biggest fan of the Obama Administration because of the constant bombing and war-mongering. Plus, the TPP is about the worst thing that’s happened. But Joe Biden gave an amazing speech, […]