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 → “Deja-vu all over again”


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 → “Please make it stop”


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 → “Why you should only use one pharmacy for all your prescriptions”

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 → “Why do script writers hate women?”


If… when… Trump goes

Let’s not forget we are merely going from the frying pan to the fire because we get Mike (I can’t keep it in my pants if I have a meal with a lady unless my wife is there) Pence. Not exactly an improvement. And if he goes we get Paul “if they can’t afford health care it must be because they are bad people living unhealthy lives” Ryan.

There is no relief in sight. Continue reading → “If… when… Trump goes”


What do the NCIS producers have against women?

Is it just me or do the producers of the NCIS franchise have a thing against women? By my count, Gibbs on NCIS lost his first wife to a drug dealer and his second or third (ex) wife to a bullet to the head while he walked with her. DiNozzo lost the mother of his child to a bomb. Director Vance lost his wife to an attack on his house. Kate, the original woman on the team, also died by a gunshot to the head. The female NCIS director, Jenny Shepard, died in a hail of bullets. And now, over
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