I’ve been bemused listening to the venerable Dr. Fauci and those who insist, even defend, his take on the Covid pandemic. He is considered the final authority on this particular disease and the course that our nation is taking with it. Yes, some states, some renegade states like Florida and…

A writer who isn’t willing to bare his/he soul will never truly be a writer is what they tell me. We’re (as if I am one) supposed to be the truth tellers, the ones that others can count on to say what they can’t, to shine a light on whatever…

“Let the blood of traitors flow. That is the only way to save the country.” Those words were spoken by Jean Paul Marat during the September Massacres of the French Revolution. What’s most interesting about his statement is the fever pitch that the revolution was at when he said it.

I have an alarm clock sitting on the nightstand next to my bed. You know the one: It wakes you up with a radio station and has the numbers in the old style LED on the front, the one where each line of the number lights up and to change…

It’s easy to fall in love, really it is. Just find something that steals you’re heart, something your passionate about, and the rest takes care of itself. Simple, really. The part that’s hard is finding that something that steals your heart. As a writer (I’m still not sure I’m comfortable…

I’ve given it a lot of thought recently — living life on one’s own terms. I’m not positive I know what that means. In fact, I’m not sure when it starts exactly, living your life on one’s own terms. There are so many eddies and currents that flow through our…

At times it’s a bit chaotic in here, inside my head. Think of a room with flashing lights of every color one can think of. Each color represents another idea, but flying around so fast that you can’t grab any of them. …

Mike the Writer

I teach and write about history and political science. I also write historical fiction. Fighting the non-partisan battle, but losing.

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