Thursday, September 01, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Confirmation Bias

confirmation bias [kon-fer-mey-shuh n · bahy-uh s]
noun
1. the tendency to seek-out sources that support one's current theories, positions or beliefs and reject those in conflict with those theories, positions, or beliefs
2. the tendency to interpret evidence in such a way as to bolster of one's current theories, positions, or beliefs
3. the tendency to selectively remember sources, evidence, or experiences that support one's current theories, positions, or beliefs

Monday, August 01, 2016

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Local News

There is an old adage that says "all politics is local" and to those of us who live in the areas of the country designated by the media as "battleground states" the meaning of the adage is all too clear. This trope of the political class cannot, however, be said to be true of the local news. Today’s screed is brought to you by what is likely to be the epitome of the problem with the consolidation of the electronic media that has been happening for years now – then diminishment of the requirement for the "News" to be "news."

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Please Explain It

I am going to be entirely serious here and I truly want answers from my friends and family of both parties. I just do not understand the supporters of the candidates of either party! Can anyone explain to me why it is that I should support one candidate over the other!?

Sunday, June 19, 2016

The Older I Get…

On this Father’s Day, I wanted to share a story about my dad – I may have shared this one before, but if not… It is an illustration of an interesting effect of aging that I have noticed: “The older I get, the smarter my dad gets!”


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Gone But Not Forgotten!

It is amazing how far you can see when you are sitting on the shoulders of a giant!

Wherever you are today, I hope that you have an excellent view!

Don Bergquist - May 26, 2016 - Lakewood, Colorado

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Low-Information Voters

Anyone who was not already aware that the main voting contingent of the Republican Front-Runner was basically the lowest of the low information voters, you should need no more information that was presented this week when NPR interviewed Bobby Knight on why he is supporting Donald Trump.

Greetings From Frost Lake!

Spring At Last!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Pearls Before Swine

“Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.”
Matthew 7:6 (KJV)
It will be a short lesson today, children, as the point that I want to make is either self-evident or one that you will never understand.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Civility

Two words about a news article I saw this wee:

civility [si-vil-i-tee] 


noun, plural civilities
1. courtesy; politeness
2. a polite action or expression:
   an exchange of civilities
3. Archaic. civilization; culture; good breeding

From Middle English (of Latin derivation) "civilite" meaning "courtesy"


schism [siz-uh m, skiz-] 


noun
1. division or disunion, especially into mutually opposed parties
2. the parties so formed
 

From Middle English (of Greek derivation) "cisme" meaning "to split"

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Condescension

con•de•scen•sion

[kon-duh-sen-shuh n] 
noun
1. an attitude of patronizing superiority; disdain.
2. behavior that is patronizing or condescending.
3. voluntary assumption of equality with a person regarded as inferior.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

The Importance of Being Earnest

"I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being good all the time. That would be hypocrisy."
The Importance of Being Earnest- Oscar Wilde