The political world certainly has changed.  Just over a year ago after electing a new President, the stock markets began to rise to unprecedented highs (and show no signs of reversing).

This president has caused turmoil within both parties; both have changed markedly in their traditional positions to the point where they are hardly recognizable.  The truth is that neither party expected the results of the election.  This President was elected not by party line, but instead by the people.  We have, in effect, a new party claimed by neither historical one, both of which have polarized internally. 

The Democrats virtually do not accept the results of the election and have moved even farther left, and the Republican “Never Trumpers” have failed to develop a consensus or even support the leader of their own party, and have drawn the ire of

GLOBAL WARMING: One cannot KNOW anything that isn’t TRUTH

TRUTH: a verified or indisputable fact; verity.  The principle of actuality or actual existence; conformity with fact or reality.    Mathematical certainty (i.e., 1+1=2).  Or another way of putting it: Truth is what remains after everything impossible has been eliminated.  So let’s examine the truth about global warming.

A few years ago it was fashionable to claim that 98% of all climate scientists agreed that anthropogenic global warming (that resulting from man’s burning of carbon fuels) was endangering the very future of our planet.  The fact of 98% of anyone ever agreeing on anything being suspect on its face seemed to be irrelevant, but anyone disagreeing with that announcement was labeled a denier and summarily banished from ‘science’ as a charlatan.

The fact (truth) is that the claim is false.  The number may have been invented by counting all members of all


What follows is more from Chapter Nine of To Tell The Truth...


Earlier we said that some degree of maturity is necessary to make everything work.  In fact, what’s really necessary is some degree of other-than-physical development, an ongoing, never-ending, maturation process.    You have to continue growing even after you realize that you are expanding along with the universe itself.

John J. Goetz, in his research and writing in urban studies (1989, personal communication), has enumerated certain characteristics of mature individuals who continue to grow as human beings:

They do not always put themselves first;  

They relate well to others, and treat others as individuals;

They seek the ultimate well-being of others in addition to their own;

They realize their limited abilities and see value in a diversity of talents and backgrounds;

They are able to discern, to see past words



 What follows is from Chapter Nine of To Tell The Truth…, available from this website as well as Amazon.  See also the BLOG of April 17, entitled Nothing Matters.


While the mind is how the brain relates each individual beyond himself, its use necessarily is limited to terms that its owner can deal with.  But while our minds require our brains, the ubiquitous potency of the universe does not.  In other words, there remains a dimension that is the essence of our existence, a vital incorporeal part of life itself that pervades our being.  It exists within us as well as in all of space without us, connecting each of us to not only every other one of us, but every corner of the universe, perhaps beyond.  This essence is original, eternal and immortal, meaning


Worried about North Korea?  Please don’t. The worst that could happen is too grim to contemplate.  One can only assume that clearer heads will prevail because, if they don’t, the world will be too messy to clean up.  Armageddon.

Let’s assume that China will prevail and ‘The North’ will be brought down to size.  Let’s assume as well that Trump will mean what he says.  So far he has.  There are too many ways to stop North Korea in its tracks.  All it takes is balls, and after 8+ years we finally have them.   What remains is to use them.  Reason says we will.

Missles can be fouled at their source; cyber warfare is real.  The Mother of All Bombs has a family as well.  ‘The North’ has been tolerated as far as possible.  Now it’s pay-up



Back in 1993 I had the unsettling experience of waking up suddenly—literally—to the realization that nothing matters.  Obviously there was more to it than that—of course at least some things matter, one of which is that the experience itself mattered to the extent that it changed my life in a big way.

An alternate translation—it doesn’t matter—helped to clear up the mystery.  Lots of things that we don’t even consider matter a lot, things that are there whether or not we are.  We simply ignore them because there’s nothing we can do about (or without) them anyway.

The point of all this is that by digging a little deeper into life, we can get more out of it.  It’s amazing what can be done with even a little bit of extra thought.

While I might not be able to convey