August 17, 2017
Culture

Independence Day, 2017

July 3, 2017 mcdanielm 0

By: Mike McDaniel   I originally wrote this article for July 4, 2013.  I chose the photo of the B1 because I was fortunate enough to know a B1 instructor pilot who arranged for me to “fly” a B1 simulator for 45 minutes.  It was a fascinating experience, all the more so [Read More]

Education

It’s About Time

May 1, 2017 mcdanielm 0

By: Mike McDaniel    Science fiction often uses time as a plot device. We live in linear time, one thing happens after another, one thing comes before another, sometimes causing what follows. My recent movie critique on Arrival, somewhat explores that issue. What if time were not linear? What if [Read More]

Obama

If We Can Keep It

March 23, 2017 mcdanielm 0

By: Mike McDaniel    The story goes that as he was leaving the hall, the newly drafted Constitution approved and signed, a woman approached Benjamin Franklin and asked him what kind of government the delegates gave America. Franklin replied: “a republic, if you can keep it.” To read the rest, go [Read More]