New Year’s Resolutions for 2021

Always have something to look forward to. If you can’t think of anything, create one. Seeing a friend, watching the Bills game, going for a hike, whatever - we can’t do much beyond leaving the house, given the current circumstances. Still, humans have continually proven to be resourceful in a bind like ours. Give yourself … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions for 2021


Pressure in the Persian Gulf

Originally published in the Silent Noise on June 8, 2019. In recent months, foreign relations between the United States and its Middle Eastern adversary Iran have taken a turn for the worse. Four years ago, with President Obama and the United Nations’ signing of the landmark nuclear deal, the long-standing tense relationship between the US … Continue reading Pressure in the Persian Gulf

Pronounced “Boot-Edge-Edge”

Originally published in the Silent Noise on April 18, 2019. “How about I just call you Pete?” So said talk show host Bill Maher after a somewhat botched name attempt during a televised interview with presidential newcomer Pete Buttigieg. From what we can currently see, the difficult last name is the only thing currently proving … Continue reading Pronounced “Boot-Edge-Edge”

Government Shutdowns: Not the Purge

Originally published in the Silent Noise on December 31, 2018. It seems the universe has bestowed  an early Christmas gift upon Gary Johnson, who is presumably ready to waltz out of a broom closet somewhere in New Mexico and celebrate. Once again, our elected officials simply couldn’t decide whatever to do with the taxpayers’ dime … Continue reading Government Shutdowns: Not the Purge