Part I of II How did we get here? Prelude to an American Dream/Nightmare

The PolicySmith has observed over the decades a certain element of US society pursuing the goal of the rest of the world embracing “how right and good we are.” How the US purity of purpose should be self-evident and if only they understood us the rest of the world, including Rogue States would embrace us.. read more →

On a Departed Friend

My great friend John slipped away today. His departure leaves an aching void that will not soon be salved, much less filled. It, and he, will never be forgotten. In the days leading up we only had reports about him on a web service that provides such updates, and his devoted and exceptional Pearl of.. read more →

On Friends Departing

Each of us has friends that move in and out of our lives. I still connect with my childhood best friend but have seen him only twice in 50 years. My high school and college friends connect once or twice a year. Neighbors are connected by proximity, usually friendly, but only occasionally true friends. It.. read more →