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OG Blog: Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about. Ben Franklin

A persons mind is like a swift moving river, constantly delivering new and wonderful experiences, or it can be like a still, stagnant pond that will soon be the breeding ground of parasites. IrishMikeDavis

April 2022 update: I'm attaching audio files of my blog posts and eventually my books as audiobooks for those who don't want or have the time to read my stuff on the screen. I hope you enjoy that option.

I'm currently using AI voices. I have a microphone setup, etc., but it is a little time-consuming and I'm not sure I have a great voice for audio. I'll likely do a couple myself in the future and see if the feedback is positive.😁


I'm about to embark on a discussion of a theory for which I am under-qualified, at least in academic terms. I strive to develop evidence based theories and opinions whenever I can. They are not merely opinions with no basis in fact, but may not be established beyond argument. As I start this piece, I have no idea how long...

It occurs to me that I should be trying to push my books at readers. The title of this post is taken from a seminar I attended at the Pacific Northwest Writers Conference years ago. The author, a woman whose name is lost to me after almost thirty years, was talking about promoting your writing. She indicated that most writers...

Is our democracy on its deathbed? What are some of the longest governments/empires in history, and what brought them down?

We, humans, are tribal by nature. The archeological evidence from graves and other sites indicates that we have been tribal for a long time. Anthropological studies show there is debate about the effects of tribalism on society. I can't imagine that I could or should argue with the anthropologists. Nonetheless, I have some thoughts on tribalism and...

We just finished watching three seasons of a Netflix show titled Manifest. It's quite a good show, and looking online, they are working on season four which may be shown in two or more parts as they are planning on 20 episodes; that seems to be a lot, but... the title Manifest took on a new meaning for me as...