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Baby Boomer POV

Although I have a lot of interests, any expertise I have comes mostly from 65 years of life experience. So, in essence, what this blog is about is just one Baby Boomer’s POV (Point of View) on a range of subjects that I hope will engage your interest, your opinions, and your imaginations. This page is a summary of the most recent posts.

Why Pro-life is NOT Pro Life


A miscarriage left me with the understanding that abortion would never be a good choice for me. Even so, I believe the decision to end a pregnancy or carry it to term—yes or no—belongs solely to the woman it concerns and to nobody else.

Handling the Truth


Whether you're writing an article or posting on Social media, how you handle the truth can make or break your reputation as a writer. Finding the truth often takes some serious detective work. Fortunately, the Internet has the right tool for every occasion.

Puppy Potty Training


Airedale's are notorious for being independent-minded. While our Bailey was no exception to the rule, he was actually very easy to potty train.
When we saw him squat, we quick took him outside . Those times we didn't catch him, we cleaned it up and disposed of it as if nothing out of the ordinary had happened. Our rationale was that any attention would be reinforcement of the behavior. It seemed to work. Within a very few days, we had no more accidents either way.

Extreme Vetting: Who Vets the Vetters?

vetting applicants

Donald Trump talks about "extreme vetting" of immigrants. It is peculiar that he is running for the highest office in American and nobody has thought to "vet" the qualifications of Donald Trump or any other candidate up-ballot or down-ballot.

An Open Letter to Clickbaiters

don't be reeled in by clickbait

Josh Benton of Harvard’s Neiman Journalism Lab defined clickbait as "Noun: Things I don't like on the Internet.”
There is little to like about clickbait. Clickbait is a headline that generates a momentary rush of excitement that culminates in a rapid letdown. It is a corruption of information, a "bait and switch" tactic that leads to the Internet's most insipid websites and faux blogs filled with picture galleries accompanied by short, vapid blurbs of text.