Archive for 2013

Two Huge New Fake Trade Agreements to Skirt, Stomp Democratic Sovereignty

Monday, December 30th, 2013

During the "Progressive Era" of the early 20th century, many states passed laws – up to a complete ban with penalties against officers – to keep corporations from meddling in politics. Today, big corporations warp politics in ways that go beyond meddling. One way is corporate spending for elections. Another way is the legal bribery […]


Another Global Warming Day

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

One day past the Winter Solstice, after 34 hours of rain melted last week’s half-foot of snow, the flooding Vermilion River rushes on its winding way to Lake Erie. This seems to be another global warming-type day — heavy rain, instead of snow at solstice time. Now, I understand that you can’t for sure peg […]


George Washington Warned of Those Like Reagan, Norquist, Cruz – Enemies to National Government

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

In his farewell address, George Washington gave advice and warnings to help the citizens of the United States keep the Constitution and their liberty. He warned of “overgrown military establishments,” political parties, favoritism for a foreign nation, change to the Constitution based on “mere hypothesis and opinion”, encroachment of one department of government upon another, […]


How Helen Keller Learned Speech, Enjoyed Song and Niagara

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Phonetics is the study of the sounds of human speech, from formation by the speaker to reception by the listener. Some examples of formation are: the “K” sound, which comes from the back of the mouth as the back of the tongue contacts the soft palate; the “P” sound, which comes from the two lips […]


Mark Twain’s Autobiography Honors Helen Keller

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Helen Keller and Mark Twain, 1895 (MTP) Mark Twain felt he had to write an autobiography, but didn’t feel right doing it. He found the literary form too rigid, and drudgery to write year-by-year, cradle-to-grave. After several false starts, he at last found a way that suited him: Finally in Florence in 1904, I hit […]