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I am a retired investment executive. I am a progressive activist and novelist. My novel THE FIND is due to be published this summer by Waterside Productions of California. I am working on my second novel, THE SURF. 

I also have written many topical opeds  published by various progressive publishers.

I am a Director for the Democratic DFL Party in Minnesota.

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The Plague Pit, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 12, 2020
Covid-45 Covid Uncovered Covid-45 Yet with a Gandhian faith in the power of truth mankind continued to hope.
Solidarity march for Michael Brown in response to the Ferguson grand jury decision, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 1, 2019
Independence day: Oh say can you see. Oh say can you see by the dawn's early light as the star lights last
Ilhan Omar, From FlickrPhotos
(29 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 16, 2019
Ilhan Omar speaks Truth to Empire The American people are very much like the children of a mafia boss..
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Martin Luther King to William Barr: The Open Wounds of History My generation came of age in the late 1960s and 70s, at the apogee of that tumultuous
Niccolo Machiavelli, From WikimediaPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Machiavellian realism Over 500 years ago modern political thinking started. At its center was...
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 15, 2020
The Intemperate Masses: Our Common Virus The intemperate masses and our common virus is at the root of our problems
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 17, 2019
Remembering President John F. Kennedy As one of the babies of the boomer or prophet generation, we must explore the ways that we can bequeath to posterity the final stages of our good conscience
Political Favors, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Politics is Corrupting Money It has long been said that money is corrupting politics, but
Racist tyrant. Anti-Trump protester in London's Parliament Square., From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Trump: Our Fascist Roots The roots of our fascist country dating back to post World War II
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 29, 2017
Republicans act without any semblance of democratic ideals Republican politics and the lack of any democratic ideals
Alexander Hamilton bicentennial stamp, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 10, 2020
The Travesty of Trump: Why he was acquitted: Making Government and Politics work for all The Travesty of Trump, why he was acquitted. Making government and politics work for all.
Andrew Jackson on $20, From FlickrPhotos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 4, 2019
The Beseechment for more than Impeachment Eisenhower warned us in his farewell speech of January 17, 1960 of the potential
Woodstock - Back To The Garden (Episode 1: Coming Together) Rhino's Woodstock 50th anniversary releases include the 10CD 'Experience,' the first release to include every act that performed. The 5LP/3CD 'Collection' ..., From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 10, 2019
Woodstock 50 years/Taking Stock/ Our reclamation By the beginning of 1969, the counterculture had begun to splinter and turn more contentious
Nitze Paul., From WikimediaPhotos
(24 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 4, 2020
Will Biden Unbirth the Monster NSC-68 was created in 1947 with the inception of the CIA after WW 2 and created the permanent war mentality
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 2, 2017
The arrogant self righteousness of republicans As individuals and Nations self-righteousness is the bane of human relationships.
AFGE Downgrade Rally, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 26, 2019
Labor Day: Empowering the Middle Class Nearly 250 years ago our nation signed a promissory note
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Making government and politics work for all Only then will we begin to function with a moral consciousness that will produce an ethical social and economic democracy for all.
War is a crime, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 27, 2017
The Denial of Trespasses The denial of trespasses. Our recent history of mass killings assault and sexual harassment cases are indicative of a soulless cultural malaise.
Photograph of Dwight D. Eisenhower, From WikimediaPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 13, 2018
The Birth Of The Monster MIC In his farewell speech on January 17, 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower warned of the Military Industrial Complex (MIC). The birth of this monster can be traced to National Security Council document 68, NSC-68, submitted to harry S. Truman on April 14, 1960.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 31, 2020
COVID's Evil Origins COVID's Evil Origins are to be found in the arrogance, hubris and racism of Anglo English and American rule.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 15, 2019
The timeless wisdom of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Aristotle, the Greek philosopher, was a Macedonian and the Greeks despised him.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Democracy take back: Our call to action Truth is a liability. It can be championed only at a cost. Therefore, the victors, with more to lose, always have more to gain, by avoiding truth.
Solidarity march for Michael Brown in response to the Ferguson grand jury decision, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Independence day: Oh say can you see. Oh say can you see by the dawn's early light as the star lights last
Fasces, From FlickrPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Trump, Fascism Present and Past The fascism of Trump and the history of fascism in America: From 1945 to the present day, the United States has attempted to overthrow more than fifty foreign governments and to destroy more than forty populist-nationalistic movements fighting against intolerable regimes.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 5, 2019
Christmas The First Story Today, we tell of The First Story, making it a celebration of pomp, an affair of gold
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 17, 2019
An ethical, resilient economy for all A look at the economic structures that are part of our daily life
Rambo, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 5, 2017
Death, blood and mass killings on the hands of the republicans Assault weapon control and health care republican duplicity in destroying America
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Black Plague to Coronavirus: Judgement Day Black Plague to Coronavirus the judgement day of our corona culture
From flickr.com: Stop Racism, From Images
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 15, 2017
Culture of frustration When a civilization proposes itself with a moral platform of governing that it then refuses to bring forth...
Two faced, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 29, 2017
We have a great future: behind us The domestic political fantasy life of the last sixteen years finds us in a time loop...
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Moby as metaphor the novel Moby Dick is a prescient metaphor about our current consumer culture
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 3, 2020
Corona:The Ultimate End of Liberty Today as lonely quarantined Cassandras we must speak truth to power, truth to the tyranny of power.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 5, 2020
Culture of Corona: Fear Fraud and Frustration Our current culture of fear fraud and frustration is our shared experience
B&W Mardi Gras Mask, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 24, 2020
A Treatise on Truth: As we hide behind our masks in fear of knowing As we hide behind our masks in fear let us not forget the truth. As Gandhi said, the truth is the truth.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 27, 2018
Democrats must be Progressives, Not Just "Practical" Progressives we must suffer no constraints by the tyranny of the practical, which pleads
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 19, 2018
Memorial Day: Whom do we honor? Memorial Day will be celebrated by the usual high-speed trips to the lake and our lake homes...
From flickr.com: violence, From Images
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 9, 2017
Violence: The hypocrisy home and abroad More violence now in Texas. The hypocrisy of violence home and abroad.
Reserved for those that did not return., From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 20, 2019
Memorial Day: Whom do we honor whom do we honor on Memorial day. memorial day will be celebrated..
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 10, 2018
9/11 Our Political, Intellectual and Spiritual Obligation 9/11--Our political, intellectual and spiritual obligation.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 27, 2020
The Republic of Corona Plato's famous assertion that if the prisoners of life are freed ...
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 3, 2020
Resolution: Democracy reclaimed the siege by the besieged Our civil discourse has morphed into a "civil disguise"
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 22, 2021
The Virus that Plagues Us The virus that plagues us is one that is not new to mankind
JFK, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 31, 2018
The open wounds of history fifty years ago the open wounds of history fifty years ago. My generation came of age in the
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 8, 2022
The Murderous Mayhem of Regressive Culture The Murderous Mayhem of Regressive Culture is due to the 41 years of regressive taxation
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 3, 2018
Democrats must be Progressive not practical Progressives Without mobilizing the political and civic energies of the citizenry, even with the best of intentions, no political party can effectively deliver.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Judgment Day algorithmic trading
Wall Street (4/5) Movie CLIP - Greed Is Good, From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 22, 2021
George Floyd Daunte Wright The Virus that Ails Us The Virus that Ails Us is the fradulent 40 year regime of supply side
DJ Merlin and DJ C-Bass - The Human Spirit awsome tune love DJ Merlin and DJ C-Bass - The Human Spirit ENJOY=), From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 20, 2018
Our higher beings It was Buddha who said that the greatest thing in life was the illumination of the human spirit.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 21, 2022
Ukraine and the Horror of Imperial Hegemony Ukraine Collective Hypocrisy and The Horror of Imperial Hegemony
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 8, 2018
Peace: the cry of our children The murders of seventeen teenagers and teachers at Marjory Stoneman
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 21, 2018
The open wounds of history fifty years ago--Part two The open wounds of history fifty years ago. We graduated from high school in 1968.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 23, 2018
A voice for peace A voice for peace is a lesson in how we can make preparedness for peace not war.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Nuggets of Knowledge to Pearls of Wisdom Nuggets of Knowledge to Pearls of Wisdom... Aristotle, our first economist.
Football, From PixabayPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 31, 2018
The Super Bowl spectacle The spectacle of the Super Bowl the role of spectacle in our culture
Stonehenge Snow, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Let's Preserve Christmas In celebrating Christmas many Christians today are doing exactly the opposite of what Christians did in the past.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 23, 2018
War no more Are men good or evil by nature... Einstein once asked Freud.
Imagine - John Lennon and The Plastic Ono Band (with the Flux Fiddlers) Notes from Lennon Legend DVD: A brand new transfer, taken from a first-generation 35mm inter-negative of the original 16mm Imagine film negative. Restored ..., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Imagine Imagine...Let us imagine a race of man who have always lived beneath the earth think of the human race, who have been appointed, to be the gardeners of the earth who will not permit it to be a savage haunt of ravenous monstrous beasts. If we could all see this panorama in a single glance with our eyes, as we can in thought, I believe that nobody, seeing thus the whole wide world, could ever doubt the immense beauty of the...
ENIAC, From WikimediaPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 3, 2016
Unsafe Cyberspace The Fallen Pillars of Probity Unsafe Cyberspace The Fallen Pillars of Probity, by Tim Duff, Tonka Bay, Minnesota
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 22, 2018
Peace: The cry of the people There's a spirit in the heart of the fighter it's the quest for freedom and peace
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 17, 2021
9/11 Our political and spiritual challenge The domestic political fantasy life of the last twenty years find us in an unnerving place. .
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 28, 2019
Venezuela: The High Noon of Empire As we have seen kingdom after has been annexed by the simp[le
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 18, 2016
Democratic ideals We must follow the lead of our constitutional fathers.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 29, 2021
Memorial Day Remembering Our Founding Father The founding father of our country is a man of stature
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 6, 2021
D-Day June 6, 2021 OUR RECONCILIATION DDay on June 6, 1944, is in need of reconciliation on this day
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 11, 2021
Fascism--Let's Stop the Steal of our Liberty and Justice Let us stop the steal of our liberty and justice.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 26, 2021
Covid Censor Culture the covid censor culture that surrounds us today is a divide and conquer
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 9, 2019
Judgement Day:Our Digital Dystopia The dystopia of digital computing as it effects mankind
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 9, 2018
The disease of Decision Kavanaugh The Kavanaugh decision is just another example of corruption
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 1, 2018
The long culture of prevarication George Bernard Shaw once said, "When an Englishman wants something, he never publicly admits to his wanting it; instead, his want is expressed as a burning conviction that it is his moral and religious duty to conquer those who possess the thing he wants. Hypocrisy was added to brutality while the robbery went on."
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Unmanned Immorality The first computing machine was created for the Army in 1946
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 12, 2017
Our Political and Spiritual Challenge We must challenge ourselves especially in this current political climate to make an enduring difference.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 7, 2018
The politics of Santa Claus The United States republican party has been operating a long-term scam
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 12, 2019
The Ugly American: A Case History If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, if we are to achieve our destiny
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 23, 2020
Congressional Virus Staff Infection of Insider Trading It has long been whispered in stock-brokerage circles in Washington DC and on Wall Street that the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion in April of 1961 was the work of the Allan Dulles, head of the CIA, and brother of former Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, whom President Kennedy replaced with John McCone, marking the very contentious end of Dulles's reign.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 3, 2020
Judgement Day for Donald J. Our Digital Dystopia The outright lies misstatements and deceptions you have told for nearly four years
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 16, 2018
Love at Christmas If you hold my hand, then I will hold my breath and cast my fate in the direction of my heart.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 4, 2020
2020 Vision Our Demand for Election Progress The practical shortcomings of chaotic time is that it dissolves societies of connective tissue.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 19, 2020
Voting Veracity Our Lack of Judgement Voting Veracity Our Lack of Judgement If voting changed anything they would make illegal. The heartbeat of American democracy had been compromised
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Honoring All Veterans As we honor our veterans who have fought on the battlefields of war, let us also honor ...

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