Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Japan Trip 2021 - Part 1 | 2021年日本旅 − その1

So as I write this blog, I am in Tokyo, Japan. My daughter's place near the Yoyogi-Uehara station. Sadly we are here for my father-in-law's funeral. We are only in our third day and we'll be here for close to a total of 30 days. For me it has been 5 or 6 years since I've been here, less for Arisa as she and Ken went two years ago. The interesting thing about this trip is that it is in the middle of the covid pandemic. So it has been quite the experience.

This post will relate some of our experience for others that are perhaps coming to Japan.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Jessica Jones and the Great MCU Villain

So my son George recently (recently is a relative term, I started this blog post back at the beginning of March)published a blog post where he posits that the villain in Jessica Jones is the only really great villain in all of the Marvel universe. I actually don't have an opinion on it as while I have seen Jessica Jones and a couple of the other MCU shows not enough to form an opinion.

What I can say is that he is a good writer and has well thought-out his point. It has been quite a while since I've read what he has written, besides the first chapter of Challenger's Chase, so it is pretty cool to see. It's kind of like he's actually an adult! lol. Seriously though it is hard not to feel a little pride to see some good writing.

Just a quick blog post to express some pride in my youngest.

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

GOP is not a viable party in a healthy Democracy

The title of this blog post says it all, the GOP as it stands today is not a viable political party in a Democracy. This is not to suggest there isn't room for "conservatives" or "fiscal conservates". I will most likely disagree with them but those views are certainly welcome in a democracy. As are the views that are probably more progressive than my own. I didn't in fact register as a Democrat until last year when I felt the dissonace of the GOP with a Democracy, the importance of removing Trump from office. I will admit that over the last year I am leaning way more progressive than I was, way more certain of systemic racism and the influence of white supremacy in not only the GOP but in our military and law enforcement organizations.