February 26, 2016
I have this space to rant. Do I take advantage of it? Not often enough. First of all, I have to say, "I'm jealous." Long ago in considering how to be a successful entrepreneur I convinced myself ...more
September 11, 2015
A crash involving multiple tractor trailers blocked all lanes of Interstate 44 in Phelps County, an auspicious event for September 11. Back in the day Route 22 in New Jersey for me earned the moniker ...more
February 25, 2015
I just heard a message on TV this morning imploring people to raise objections to President Obama's proposal called "Net Neutrality" and how it would impose fees for the use of the Internet that ...more
February 06, 2015
Reportedly, the terrorist group ISIL announced in November 2014 that it intends to mint its own coinage, including gold, silver and copper coins. If they followed Islamic law apparently each gold ...more
July 16, 2014
UPDATE: Amendment results: Amendment 1: Passes, 498,751 or 50,127% of vote 5: Passes, 602,076 or 50,970% of vote 7: Fails, 590,963 or 59,185% of vote 8: Fails,  ...more
June 18, 2014
A poll being conducted by c/net is showing that the majority of people threatened with violence online would report it to the authorities. Few suggested reporting the threat to the site owners and ...more
March 27, 2013
I can't believe that I made the mistake of thinking that, like Andersen, Pella Windows were the cream of the crop. I was so brainwashed into believing this that I neglected to Google "Pella window ...more
February 14, 2013
Looks like the JPD got more money to conduct another DWI checkpoint and stops this weekend, not that they aren't motivated to stop erratic drivers at other times. What caught my eye from the news ...more
January 15, 2013
As I just read Elizabeth Dosoretz's Huffingtonpost commentary, "How Credit Card Fraud Shed A Light on My Spending," I thought to myself, how cutesy, but not the point. The extend to which credit ...more
August 20, 2012
I was glad to see that at least some people around Joplin got riled over Rep. Akin's remarks. It's amazing that he thinks women have the power to squash those little sperm and not get pregnant if ...more
July 11, 2012
Those who carry around a cellphone might want to check the status of Senate Bill 1212, the Geolocational Privacy and Surveillance Act sponsored by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR). His bill and a similar one ...more
June 26, 2012
A Tulsa woman is suing the City after city workers allegedly cut down what she considers her "edible garden." Okay, she had an unregistered truck in her driveway which might suggest that she doesn't ...more
April 19, 2012
Hearing a lot these days about future water shortages on TV news when lo and behold I heard some gurgling. No water came out of the tap when I turned it on. I thought the worst, of course. Then I ...more
March 09, 2012
I was glad to see that the opening performance of Chicago in the Taylor Auditorium on the campus of Missouri Southern State University-Joplin was to a large audience. Kudos to Ann Lile and all her ...more
February 29, 2012
You know how kids seem to be glued to their cellphones but, thanks to a Missouri law, at least not texting in their cars. Next summer 2012, according to Lee Koo, community manager of cnet online, ...more
February 18, 2012
"What's the difference between on old penny and a new quarter?" was the question on last Wednesday's Joplin Globe "Newspaper in Education" page. The fact that I got the answer to the question wrong, ...more