Veteran’s Day Ponderings

  We've been out and about all day today beginning with a Veteran-discounted steak dinner at Black Angus in Spokane Valley. I bought a new cap a couple of weeks ago because I thought it was about time I publicly acknowledged part of who I am. It is the current cap I wear, replacing the …

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Number Six Fits Me To a T

Many a student slogging through Herman Melville’s Moby Dick has come across this passage, sure to be misapprehended by the modern reader:   "What of it, if some old hunks of a sea-captain orders me to get a broom and sweep down the decks? What does that indignity amount to, weighed, I mean, in the scales of …