Li: ritual, propriety, etiquette. Hsiao: love within the family (parents for children and children for parents. Yi: righteousness--the noblest way to act in a situation. Xin: honesty and trustworthiness. Jen: benevolence, humaneness towards others. Chung: loyalty to the state and authority. --Confucius (Kong Fuzi)

All articles appear in reverse chronological order [newest first].

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I believe the past is relevant, sometimes more than others of course. In most cases we are seeing history being repeated, so it is most relevant.

Sunday, December 18, 2022


 If I ever decide to get a dog (again, haven't had one since Fang in the 80s) I have long decided on one of two names:

  • Cujo
  • or Whosa

Fang & Fam early 1980s

Can you identify the reference/significance of these names?

Scroll to the bottom for the answer.






I can't believe that in the 41 years since the book and then the movie came out I have never met a dog owner with a pet named Cujo. All my dogs before then were named Charlie, Rolf (German for wolf), Snoopy, and Fang (named before the movie). Maybe it was superstition, but I'm sticking with Cujo up next.
As in Whosa good boy, you'sa good boy... COME ON! I'll have the most popular dog in the dog park, of course, all the other dogs will be jealous because their owners will always be repeating his name.

Of course, if it fits the dog's personality my third choice is Damn'it

Thursday, October 6, 2022

The hypocrsy of attacking student loan foregiveness for those less forunate. i.e. Doctors, lawyers & politicians.

 When I hear Right wing Republican't pundits & politicians complaining about student loan forgiveness programs this meme takes on a more urgent message about passing on the cost of professional training at the college level. So many of the politicians tend to be college-trained professionals who routinely escalate their bills to not only cover legislation to protect their occupation but to also cover the cost of THEIR STUDENT LOANS... passing on their student loan debt to you and me, their own debt forgiveness program.

DON'T BELIEVE IT? Just ask your Doctor or Lawyer about their ridiculous fees and see if they don't defend it by mentioning their student loan debt or some of the things in this meme.
Last week I met with an elder care lawyer about helping me to get guardianship of my stepmother. He wanted $5000 dollars to do it and only if it was uncontested. Now how do they justify that? fancy offices, expensive copy machines, and student loan debt, RIGHT?
My ex-wife put me in contact with a para-legal that helped me fill out and file the papers for free! Total time spent on completing the paperwork and filing it myself... 2 and a half hours, total cost of filing fee... $177 dollars.
Don't believe student loans weren't a pyramid scam scheme from the start? Just look at the inflation rates for a college education since the beginning of the student loan program.
There's more than one type of student loan forgiveness... one for the professionals, the wealthy, and the political and another one for the rest of us.
Any person who is using his professional training to pay off his student loan debt is fortunate and exempt from my criticism, but those who justify their elevated fees so as to pay off their loans and then criticize others who are overwhelmed with debt are just plain hypocritical to the point of being dishonest.

Sunday, September 11, 2022


 We must stop looking to the government to make America a Christian utopia. Our kingdom is not of this world.

We must abandon all thoughts of fixing others and let Jesus fix us.
If we want the sanctity of marriage then stop cheating, stop having affairs, stop looking at porn, and stop getting divorced. That is the way for the church to stand up for the biblical definition of marriage, not by someone martyring their self-righteous self.

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