♫ This old cat's a writer and that's just what he'll do

One of these days this cat's gonna write a story just for you ♫

No, I don't use a quill or a typewriter. I've gone all computer geek. Whether I'm writing creative fiction, non-fiction, something journalistic, or social media content, my goal is to offer readers engaging narratives, and where appropriate, the truth and humor. I can honestly say I've never experienced writer's block. I may never win a Pulitzer or place anything on the New York Times bestseller list, but I will continue writing as long as I can take a breath.

A note about Me Blog. I tend to research the hell out of what I'm writing about. That's an overstatement. I'm a skimmer, but I do look at a lot of data. I don't always attribute materials in my posts, partly because I'm rushing, and lazy, or I do a bit of editing to something I've found, making it slightly different. I'm not plagiarizing or trying to pretend I'm brilliant. I'm trying to blend various elements into something the reader will enjoy, and offer a fresh point of view.

Progressive Vs. Conservative

I'm nothing if not persistent in my effort to define the visions that these two political groups appear to use as guidance in both their approach to government and to attracting voters to their vision. And, I'll try once more. As I've said in the past, there are very few "new" ideas in the world. Most of what I'm going to say here has been said before, and I'm merely trying to make it as understandable as possible.

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Can We Be Non-Violent?

On 10/7/2023, Hamas struck inside Israel, killing men, women, and children with a viciousness seldom seen. Israel responded, perhaps understandably, by killing Palestinians at a ratio of about 6:1, and they don't seem to be finished as I write this on 11/10/2023. We're coming up on the second anniversary of Russia invading Ukraine and, again, the indiscriminate killing of thousands of innocent people in an apparent effort to gain some territory they believe is rightly theirs. The U.S. is striking targets in Syria as part of a murky strategy to kill terrorists in the region. In Sudan, an estimated 9,000 people have been killed, and another 5.6 million have been forced to flee their homes. Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso are rattling their swords. Armenia and Azerbaijan are roiling again. Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India seem always to be on the verge of a shooting war. Close your eyes, put your finger almost anywhere on a world map, and you will find violence, the threat of violence, or oppressors of one kind or another.

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