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I am a retired physicist and hold a B, S, in Ch. E. as well. I have been an environmental activist since the early 1970s. I have been a writer of opinion pieces and other essays since about 1995. I am an owner of a home with mineral rights in Fort Worth, Texas. I am politically a progressive. As a technical advisor to a select committee of the Philmont Staff Association from 2006-2008 I studied the technology of horizontal gas drilling and the environmental effects associated with it. In Fort Worth I am an activist against urban gas drilling.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Hagel--Was he fear mongering? A plea to get real about this cycle of eternal war.

Friday, March 28, 2014 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Dear PayPal An email to PayPal giving feedback on their kind message informing me of new policy terms coming into effect on May 15, 2014.

Sunday, October 6, 2013 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
We have been transformed into a pathocracy--Political Ponerology, a must read This article calls attention to an important book explaining what is happening to us in the US today. It is a must read.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 (30 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The looming crisis of the death of Windows XP This article is an examination of what "free enterprise" has done for our lives.

Thursday, October 25, 2012 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Don't You Just Love Choices? This article is a sarcastic rant about the myriad of choices the corporatocracy insists that we cherish. Something to think about!

Sunday, December 25, 2011 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"What It Is Like to Go to War", by Karl Marlantes--My Response A response to Karl Marlantes's thesis in his book "What It Is Like to Go to War". Karl opens the subject of what it takes to be a warrior and what needs to be done for returning warriors to prevent or ameliorate PTSD.

Sunday, September 20, 2009 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
You had no idea what you were agreeing to when you signed a mineral lease. If you did you'd have told them to get out This article is about urban gas drilling in the first large urban field in the nation, Fort Worth, Texas. But lest you think it doesn't apply to you, think again. It will be coming to a shale bed gas field near you soon.

Saturday, June 20, 2009 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Conspiracy Theories vs. Conspiracies and the Case of the World Trade Center It is time to put away the official U. S. government conspiracy theory regarding the demise of the World Trade Center buildings and proceed from the observable facts of the case. There is much critically important work yet to be done before this case can be closed. This course of action is necessary survival of our nation.

Thursday, June 4, 2009 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
String 'em up It's time to face the music. Globalization has failed. We need to admit it and return to sanity. And as for the traitors who sold us this scam? String 'em up!

Thursday, November 6, 2008 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Post-Election Musings Without the miracle of Obama's election I'm sure this nation would not exist for another four years. Now it seems possible if not certain.

Friday, October 24, 2008 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"Small is Beautiful-Economics as if People Mattered" I first read this book by E. F. Schumacher in 1976. A few days ago I picked it up again. I wondered if I'd see it in a different light more than 30 years later. I was amazed that the forecasts Schumacher had made had mostly come true in the interim. Globalization proponents will find much food for thought in this piece.

Saturday, July 26, 2008      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
People or Profit-- The Urban Gas Wars We are experiencing a new phenomenon in Texas, a collision of gas drilling and production interests with the needs of urban dwellers. Texas laws were not written for this new situation, and for various reasons the Texas Railroad Commission, the state legislature, and city governments have not dealt with the issues. This struggle is setting a precedent for urban drilling all over the US. Read and heed.

Monday, June 23, 2008 (13 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Another Ineffective e-Voting Reform Bill that Solves Nothing Why the hell do arrogant legislators keep bringing up ideas like this that they should know by now are flawed and not the best solution proposed by the scientists who have studied this for years? Is it arrogance, or is it a deliberate nod to an industry whose performance can only be interpreted as criminal fraud?

Saturday, June 21, 2008      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Pragmatists, Team Players, Idealists, and Democracy How many times have you been told. "You're not being pragmatic", or "You're not a team player"? My answer: "And this is a problem?"

Thursday, March 20, 2008 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
What would Jesus say? Christianity is failing to live up to Jesus's commandments by conditioning Christians to ignore their responsibilities in a democratic society.

Thursday, December 13, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Faces of Evil, Traitors, and the End of All We Hold Dear A lament. A bleak assessment of our country and its prospects.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Moral Hazard, the Oath of Office, and Treason It is the thesis of this essay that the creation and/or defense of laws and policies which create a moral hazard whose costs are borne by society at large is a violation of the oath of office, tantamount to treason, and should be so regarded by the justice system.

Thursday, July 12, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Our justice system is broken. Lawyers must fix it. Our justice system is broken. If it is to be repaired lawyers who believe in the Constitution must fix it.