Entries by Michael Demmons


1. My dad has 69% blockage in his carotid artery and needs surgery. He had a stroke this weekend. He’s fine for the most part – no permanent damage that I know of. I talked to him tonight, and he’s very tired, but only because he had to wait all weekend in the ER – […]

I Was a Citizen

This morning, I went to the DMV to renew my driver’s license. It took forever. As a non-citizen, I am required to present my passport and my I-94 (immigration) card. I did that, as required. I was held up for over 2 hours because, according to the database, I was registered as a citizen of […]

Six Random Things About Me

Since John “tagged” me for this whole 6 Random Things About Me meme, I feel I should respond. So here it goes – brutal honestly follows. 1. I have an obsession with counting things. This is probably the most annoying thing in my life. For example, I know exactly how many steps it takes to […]

Society Without God

Turns out, societies that have more non-believers murder and rape each other on a much lower level than we here in America: In his new book, Society Without God, Phil Zuckerman looks at the Danes and the Swedes—probably the most godless people on Earth. They don’t go to church or pray in the privacy of […]

Offered. Accepted.

Hillary Clinton has accepted the Secretary of State position. Gut feeling? That doesn’t seem like the best place for her to me. But I will trust Obama on the nomination. One place I don’t quite trust him is on the rumored appointment of John Brennan, torture enabler, to head the CIA. Big mistake, in my […]