Happy Valley – The Documentary – Part 2.

In a previous entry (Happy Valley - The Documentary Part 1.), four conclusions are presented about the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse case at Penn State University as background for viewing Happy Valley, the documentary produced in 2014 about the scandal by filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev. To summarize: Sandusky is a justly convicted pedophile; his modus operandi... Continue Reading →

Happy Valley – The Documentary- Part 1.

Happy Valley, the documentary (not to be confused with the television series) reprises events surrounding the indictment in 2011 and conviction in 2012 of Jerry Sandusky on forty-five counts of sexual abuse of young boys while associated with Penn State University and its football program. Sandusky, a Penn State graduate, worked as assistant coach for... Continue Reading →

Nothing Tops The Topp Sisters

One of the spinoffs of practicing the Internet learning regimen described in “Steely Dan and Accelerated Technological Learning” is the frequent discovery of luminaries shining brightly in worlds previously unknown to me. For example, does the name John Brzenk ring a bell? I’ll give you a hint. He’s a mechanic at Delta Airlines. Got it... Continue Reading →

Steely Dan and Accelerated Technological Change

Living entails an ever-accelerating mastery of new technology, and nothing much is needed to accomplish the feat. No soulful reflection, willpower, or guts are required to obtain the learning. For example, we were given a Wii game center twenty months ago, an Apple Ipad2 ten months ago, and a one-month Netflix trial, for $7.99, 8... Continue Reading →

Dumping on Trump

Author's note: This essay, first published in September of 2012, is particularly relevant now that Donald Trump is running full bore for the Presidency of the United States. While I've retained its original title for filing purposes—it is after all easier to reblog than rewrite—it is renamed Double Dump on Trump here to highlight his no apologies/no retractions habit of doubling down on... Continue Reading →

The Man Nobody Knew – A Must See Documentary Film

I recently had the opportunity to see Carl Colby's documentary film  THE MAN NOBODY KNEW: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby. The trailer, available through the filmmaker''s website, portrays the storyline faithfully. William Colby's service to the United States is laid out in sympathetic detail in his biography in Wikipedia. Another useful... Continue Reading →

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