Leftovers and Sour Mash

On Political Correctness

As a writer I’ve been following the current trend in free speech, political correctness, and open opinion online. Young people today are pushing for a world that is more inclusive and trying to ‘eradicate’ all forms of intolerance, racism, hate speech, and antiquated views of history. I’m actually for this political correctness movement on some […]



Thomas Jefferson – My Distant Relative

My Father a few years back was researching our family history and had decided to share something interesting with me. I had known that my father’s European ancestors had come from Wales in the 18th century. They had then gone west to Tennessee to finally settle in Texas early in the 19th century when Texas […]



On Tolkien and his Work’s Truest Meaning

The following is a response to a blog about a comment describing sub-creation and how Tolkien’s fantasy books were a reflection of the author and his great powers as a fantasists only. I disagreed. My words follow below….. * * * Actually, by creating his Mythopoeia, Tolkien is creating a self-referential medium that has no […]