And so it begins

The end of the American Century moves another step closer to completion as Germany takes over as the leader of the free world… and with a woman at the helm! Those few remaining vets of WW II must think they’ve entered a parallel universe.

Congrats, Orangeman. In four short months you have totally destroyed the world’s faith and trust in American exceptionalism. Make America Great Again my ass! Continue reading →


Orangeman looked so out of place

In every picture of the meeting in Sicily, you had sophisticated, intelligent looking world leaders… and then you had fat, dumpy Orangeman looking like he wandered in from a bad night at an all you can eat buffet. How embarrassing for America. I don’t blame the French president for not wanting to shake his hand or Melania not wanting to hold it. I wouldn’t want to touch that either. Continue reading →


It figures

I waited until this week to get my hanging plants for my porch figuring it hadn’t gone below freezing at night in a few weeks so I was safe. Then we had the deluge the night I put them out. Then we had a hail storm the next day. Now we have wind and probably another deluge. The plants just look so sad and confused. Isn’t this supposed to be spring here? Oh wait. That’s right. As that great song goes, when it’s springtime in Alaska, it’s forty below. Continue reading →

Columns 2017

Deja-vu all over again

It’s deja vu all over again. Our Alaska legislature did not finish their business on schedule. They didn’t finish in the ninety days the citizens of Alaska voted for. They didn’t finish in the 120 days the constitution allows. And I’m going to venture a guess that they won’t finish during one special session. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if Christmas doesn’t find them still holed up in Juneau afraid to come back and face their constituents.

I don’t know why we just don’t admit that we no longer have a part time legislature. Let them stay in Juneau Continue reading →


Please make it stop

I am so damned tired of this new look of see through dresses, see through bras, see through panties, cut outs in dresses that barely leave the vagina covered and the nipples peeking out. For god’s sake, why even pretend to wear a dress. Just go out naked. It seems to be the look people are attempting without actually having to be nude.

Whatever happened to the idea of a little mystery, a little something unseen, a little something to look forward to?

Yeah, I know this makes me sound like an old man yelling at the kids to get Continue reading →



Why does my dog suddenly awaken in the middle of the night, run down the ramp on the side of the bed in order to run to the other side and jump up on the bed again… almost always landing on my face? Why? Continue reading →


Why you should only use one pharmacy for all your prescriptions

Here’s why having all your prescriptions filled at the same pharmacy is such a good idea. I had a drug prescribed for me today at a clinic I went to for a minor infection. Brought the prescription to the Carr’s Huffman pharmacy where I get all my meds. The pharmacist noted that the drug could have negative consequences when combined with a blood pressure pill I take. She called the doc and they worked out a plan for a similar drug with no adverse interactions. And that’s why you use one pharmacy if you take medications routinely… and which of Continue reading →

Columns 2017

Why do script writers hate women?

I spent Mother’s Day thinking about mothers and women in general as portrayed in the media. I was struck by how many mothers/wives/girlfriends, etc., die in media productions. For instance, in NCIS, the main star, Gibbs, loses his first wife to a drug dealer and an ex-wife to a revenge bullet through her head. We find out in flashbacks that his mother died when he was a young teenager.

A bullet to the head also killed the first female agent on the show. The wife of the purported head of NCIS is killed in a drive by shooting while having Continue reading →