May 28, 2016

Quote of the day

“The world is a den of thieves, and night is falling. Evil breaks its chains and runs through the world like a mad dog. The poison affects us all. No one escapes. Therefore let us be happy while we are happy. Let us be kind, generous, affectionate and good. It is necessary and not at all shameful to take pleasure in the little world.”--Ingmar Bergman

May 27, 2016

Budget meltdown

Months after the regular legislative session, ten days into a "special" session and a little over a month away from a state government shutdown, things are still a mess at the capitol. That was the topic of the latest Front Porch podcast.

May 23, 2016

Back to the land?

This op-ed about a "Homestead Act" for Appalachia has stirred a good bit of interest lately. Unfortunately, a lot of the land for homesteads has been trashed.

Off topic, I think jargon is always fair game. Here's a pretty funny look at nonprofitspeak. If I start talking like that, shoot me.

Finally, E.J. Dionne calls out phony populism here.

(Note: I didn't have the guts or energy to comment on WV's budget mess. The wrecking crew, alas, is on the case.)