Counterpoint on Religious Liberties

Counterpoint on Religious Liberties Disclaimers. Being part Irish, I acknowledge a certain contrarian streak in my DNA. But, I am not an atheist. In fact, I have written a chapter in my upcoming Book IV presenting the arguments for the existence of a God. I acknowledge my status as a “back-row” Catholic. My views on […]

Zero Tolerance… One Size Fits All

Zero Tolerance… One Size Fits All Re: Duxbury High School Football Coach Dave Maimaron Fired After Players Used Anti-Semitic Play Calls Why is life so “Zero Tolerance” these days ??? Why is life “One Strike and You’re Out” these days ??? What ever happened to… Each case decided on its own individual merits. Learn from […]

2nd Amendment Cage Fight

2nd Amendment Cage Fight HARD-ASS NRA HARD-WIRED DNA SECOND AMENDMENT… STATE OF THE LAW Today’s Second Amendment jurisprudence says the government is forbidden from banning handguns. See Heller One, 554 U.S. 570 (2008– a 5 to 4 decision written by Justice Scalia who, with an eye toward the future, indicated that, even the “inherent” right […]

The Other Side of Civility

The Other Side of Civility I recently read a piece on “civility” by our new State Bar President, Dennis Barnes. Although I agree with President Barnes, please allow me to present a necessary counterpoint. “Civility” (aka social etiquette) has its plusses and minuses. Civility is a two sided coin. On the plus side, civility is […]

Rumblin’ Around ‘N Tumblin’ Down

Rumblin’ Around ‘N Tumblin’ Down I heard a great song on the radio the other day, Rumble, by Link Wray and the Wraymen. As I emotionally drifted off into the undulating, guitar rhythms of “Rumble,” my mind started drifting back to good old, bad-ass days of Detroit (late 1950s and early 1960s) when a select cadre of over-the-top, […]


Originality Standing on Giants’ Shoulders… Seeing What Others Can’t 26 LETTERS & 13 SOUNDS Whether there is a God or not, the human mind engaged in original and creative thinking is wonder to behold… is it not ??? “Originality” in any discipline creates its own hierarchy of human endeavor… whether it be Science (Einstein… whose […]

Opus # 45
Epitaph of an American Traitor

Opus # 45 Epitaph of an American Traitor The genius of the Founders lay In words they were wont to say  And in the those they so eloquently wrote As they turned from Monarchy to Democracy    For an America they perceived on the autonomy of  … one citizen, one vote.   But look yonder… […]

Supreme Court’s Assault on Michigan Children, Seniors and the Disabled

Supreme Court’s Assault on Michigan Children, Seniors and the Disabled What kind of legal system would play “Russian Roulette” with the lives of our children, our seniors and the disabled? The answer: Michigan and it’s John Engler appointed Judges. Harsh criticism? It is. But, necessarily harsh because the loss of life and the loss of […]

God…To Be Or Not To Be

God…To Be Or Not To Be As John Lennon once sang… “Imagine…” Imagine there were no Holy Books. Imagine, no Bibles. Imagine, no Old Testament. Imagine, no New Testament, no Talmud, no Torah, no Koran and no other books that man claims God wrote through the inspired penmanship of man. What then??? Is there a […]