Month: July 2014

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees freedom of expression.  We’re free to scribble or shout our opinions hugging the corner of slander and libel while aiming our arrows at whomever or what ever we have in our crosshairs. But how far do we take it, this freedom of ours? Having been born… Read more »

Millions of Americans dutifully display the flag to help them celebrate our summer holidays such as Memorial Day, Flag Day, July 4th, and Labor Day.  Throughout my own neighborhood I’ve watched some let their flags fly as our tropical wind and rain batters them while others are quick to remove them at the first signs of moisture.  And… Read more »

Staying in the same vein as my last two posts, I hope you find this as equally interesting and unnerving as I did.  My research for Absolute Recall showed me how merchants generally try to extract as much information as possible from their customers so they can more precisely target offers to them.  But that’s… Read more »

Only days after my last post, I received a call that began with a phrase not normally associated with pleasant news: “It is my obligation to inform you that this call will be recorded and monitored.”  A quick glance at the caller ID tells me it’s Target; friendly store down the street in a boat-load… Read more »