How Things Work

After spending 20 years learning how things worked on the upper floors of government (military) bureaucracy and Fortune 500 corporate management I spent another 20 years at the other end of the economic and...

The “Union” in United States; Thomas Jefferson “Out-Subtles” Napoleon

Every school kid knows, or at least used to be taught, about Thomas Jefferson's purchase of "Louisiana" from France for15 million dollars in 1803. That was $18 per sq sq mile or a little...

Letter from Archbishop Vingano to President Trump

Seems the Angels in Heaven are Gathering Dated: June 7, 2020 Holy Trinity Sunday Mr. President,             In recent months we have been witnessing the formation of two opposing sides that I would call Biblical: the...

Social Distancing, “If I was any Closer to You, I’d be Behind You” (Updated)

(I updated this on 4/03 after I found some notes on corporate production tatistical modeling from a Fortune 500 company in the 1980s. Instructive, perhaps at least for government agency decision makers.) In Virginia it's...

Charting the Politics of Coronavirus Clusters

First, we need to graph the Corona Virus Worldwide, without China, then narrow it down to individual states. That way you can see things the big numbers don't tell you. First, we get rid of the...

Judging Beauty, Goodness and Virtue

"If you judge Beauty or Goodness or Virtue solely based on what you see in the mirror you will likely die a painful death...whether old or young. Just ask Kurt Cobain" from St George Frederick, an old friend returned.