Jacksonville, Florida

Knowledge is Power

This pandemic has a lot of people afraid. I don’t mean those wearing masks, that right now might be common sense. I’m speaking of those who are so afraid of getting sick, they fear leaving their homes or allowing visitors for any reason. The best way to fight fear is not with the media, it’s with knowledge. I want to put things in perspective for you. This is a respiratory flu. If you have breathing …

Jacksonville, Florida

Soothe the Savage Beast

I am so excited to find I was a finalist in the Silver Falchion this week for my book Fade to the Edge. However, in order to win, I need votes from readers. If you would take a minute and go to the website to vote, I would greatly appreciate it. The names are listed in alphabetical order by last name, so just look for the “B”s and you’ll find me. Thanks ahead of time. http://www.killernashville.com/machform/view.php?id=195206 Soothe …

Jacksonville, Florida

Hiding the Truth

This past week I read a news article where only positive tests for the Corona virus are being reported near Tampa, Florida. That means 100% results for the virus. When a journalist (apparently a true journalist because he wanted to know the truth) got suspicious, he discovered what was going on. Turns out if you add in the negative results, that 100% is closer to 9%. It’s hard enough to know what’s going on with …

Jacksonville, Florida

Moving On Up

My daughter moved out this past weekend. I never imagined how much stuff she had until we started packing boxes. While I hated to see her go, I think it was time, both for her to be on her own and for me to have my house back. Too often people hold on, not wanting change, but change is inevitable. And the more we stay in one spot, the more stagnate we become. We need …

Jacksonville, Florida

Where’s the Music?

I grew up in the ‘60’s and ‘70’s. First, let me apologize for disco. It was my generation’s fault. But overall, those two decades were music about peace, love, and understanding. While some protested against the US being in the Vietnam War, I can’t recall a song saying to go after soldiers (though some people did) or tear apart monuments and loot buildings. Instead, our songs had words like “War, what is it good for? …

Jacksonville, Florida

Juneteenth isn’t just for African-Americans

This past Friday, Juneteenth was celebrated in this country. A few states consider it a holiday, most do not. June 19, 1865 is the day when the Civil War ended, and slaves were freed. This isn’t a day that should be celebrated just by African-Americans, all Americans should celebrate. This is the date that ended an ugly part of America’s history and declared that all people were truly free and equal. I believe this should …

Jacksonville, Florida

A Perfect Storm

First there was the pandemic, now the protests. It seems like everything worked perfectly for a bunch of homegrown-terrorists to take over a city in America. And takeover Seattle they did, complete with automatic weapons. Business owners are being extorted for protection, lives are being threatened, and the leaders of the city could care less. When did this become patriotic or even sane? I have no problem with protests. In fact, Jacksonville showed the country …

Jacksonville, Florida

Yes and No

YES, what happened to George Floyd was murder. The officer should be punished; YES, the Chief of Police in Minneapolis should be removed for allowing an officer with eighteen complaints to continue to work in the field instead of sitting on a desk job; YES, there is nothing wrong with protesting. It is a good way to get your point across; YES, marching is protesting; speech is protesting; even blocking traffic can be considered protesting; …