Black history: Reality vs Myth

“We do not live in the past, but the past is in us.” U.B. Phillips Such is the dedication that begins Thomas Sowell’s Black Rednecks and White Liberals, an astonishing book that demolishes the foundation of progressives’ racist accusations and their vision of history....

I was a feminist but…

Progressives are always bemoaning the fact that many young women say, “I’m not a feminist but…”, then these same young women demand to be judged on their merits, not their sex, and are angry if they perceive this as not being the case. This much more level playing...

Common Sense

When I first started my blog in February 2016, I thought it might be interesting to write about what were the habits of daily life for my generation, and are now rather exotic for younger folk. Such as how to: clean the house and even wash the windows cook a simple...

Failure to communicate

Dear Jen/National Post, You accuse Trump of being a “callow 14-year-old girl trapped in the body of a 70-year-old man” when he tweeted “Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me “old,” when I would NEVER call him “short and fat?”  I laughed out loud when I heard...

Literature in the news

The letter, its trigger and the aftermath   May 25, 2017 Dear Editor @ National Post, Just when you think they can’t get any more ridiculous, the hard lefties disappear up their own navel. No wonder I—a lifelong reader of literature and history—stopped reading...