Posted in Culture Economics Race

Woke Crap Will Ruin Liberal Economics

I have been very disappointed to see “progressive” become a synonym for “woke.” If that continues, I will not be…

Posted in PersonalHistory

Carroll Swickey (my dad) – What?

Dad’s been gone for almost nine years. He would be 90 today. One thing I know with a fair amount…

Posted in Economics Healthcare

My Medical Bill Story

I have received one letter after another, one phone call after another, about an overdue bill my local hospital says…

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I promised I would post this life-affirming video every year. I have for the past few years and — it’s…

Posted in Economics Politics

A Few Modest Proposals

We’ll soon know whether Donald Trump plans to be the economic populist he claimed to be on the campaign trail….

Posted in DigitalCraziness Election 2016 Social Media

Saddened – Social Media, Election 2016 and Beyond

Government and the excitement of political campaigns – a passion of mine since I was a young boy. I was…

Posted in DigitalCraziness

Time Out…Pause…On-Hold

I am still fighting with my paradoxical feelings toward the internet. Two quick quotes from others that sum it up……

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High School Memories

Bad Time–Grand Funk Railroad We all have our songs that transport us back in time.  For me, “Bad Time” by…