The People

... Pandora's monkey-house.

If it’s true that our species is alone in the universe, then I’d have to say the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little.
― George Carlin

A Beginners Guide to Black Pete

…and why the Dutch can’t cope   In the beginning The original Santa Claus is the less jolly  Saint Nicolas (Sinterklaas) of Holland. Based loosely on the historical figure of the 4th Century Bischop of Myra (modern day Turkey) Saint Nicolas comes to... read more

The Case for Intolerance

The Case for Intolerance Now that Donald Trump has won the US presidential election, hate and racism are said to be exposed and invigorated. But, a backlash is on its way, much in the same way that Barrack Obama inspired closeted hatemongers to organize, it is only... read more

Empty Liberal Promises

So here’s a list of 23 celebrities who said that they would “Leave America” if Trump was elected President. Well, he won. So unless these people want to add to the ever growing pile of evidence that Neo-Liberals are spoiled, hypocritical cry-babies, the majority of... read more

Skin Deep Uppities

Why are so many people getting their uppities all upset about the Trump statue? You hate the guy, right? You understand that he’s a public figure, right? A public figure who makes sport of insulting others, which means he’s merely getting what he gave. You... read more

Crises: The True Measure of Friendship

The people section of Word151 is normally biographies of interesting people. Today I want to take a close look at the morality of people. People both in the way you roll your eyes and say ” Oh God people” and those who define what it is to be human. So, I... read more

The First Emperor of the United States

Joshua Abraham Norton landed on the shores of the golden state of California in 1849 a millionaire (by today’s standards). By 1859 he had lost most everything. Perhaps Mr. Norton was disgruntled or perhaps he just snapped, but one day in 1859 he declared... read more

The Final Years of Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand was born in Russia in 1905 she immigrated to the US in 1925. she struggled in the beginning as a writer but built herself up to be the famous writer of Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead. Her work contains strong themes about taking what you deserve, rugged... read more

The Effervescent Life of George P. Burdell

Few people have more accomplished more than George P. Burdell. He holds every undergraduate degree offered by Georgia Tech. He was a lettered basketball player.  He flew 12 missions in a B52 bomber in WWII with the 8th Air Force. And he has been married to Ramona... read more

Most Americans Can’t Even Count to 3

I ran a social experiment this week and promoted a 3rd party vote in a discussion with 3 men at a local bar. All 3 were middle class and white. All were in their 30’s. And all are Dems who have decided to vote for Clinton. During our conversation I was told the... read more

William P. Hitler

In Adolf Hitler had no children of his own but he did have a half brother, Alois Hitler Jr. Alois moved from Austria to Dublin where he met Bridget Dowling, an Irish girl. The couple fell in love and were married in London. They settled in Liverpool, where, in 1911,... read more

Gene Roddenberry Beyond Star Trek

You really can’t mention Gene Roddenberry without mentioning him as the creator of Star Trek. Star Trek was the first series to feature a multi-racial cast and its scripts were filled with social commentary and depicted a utopian ideal. I’ll come back to... read more

July 14, 2016 Horror

As we learn news about the dead and injured in the Nice attack, my heart is so heavy with sadness. This because of all of the children and families who have fallen victim. I spent many years living on a boat in France. Annual fireworks were held in my French town. My... read more