Fair comment (c) 2017 Vernon Miles Kerr This is a copy of the second of two recent Sacramento Bee columns by my friend and former college writing professor, Manfred Wolf. He and I are currently collaborating on a screen adaptation of his book “Survival in Paradise: Sketches from a Refugee Life in Curacao.” (http://www.survivalinparadise.com) My first draft of… Read More Rhetoric | A Holocaust Survivor’s Thoughts on America, Post-Trump
A Rant About Apple (c) 2017 Vernon Miles Kerr I standardized my consulting firm on Apple Computers 15 years ago. Now retired, we have a house full of Apple devices. In my consultancy as a programmer/software configuration manager, I had to deal with my clients’ Windows machines. The Apples in my own home are still a… Read More Rhetoric | A Rant About Apple
The Cosmos as Creation © 2017 Vernon Miles Kerr If a supreme intelligence created our Universe it deliberately gave its creation limits. Things set in motion tend to slow down. Heat tends to cool. Living beings are born, thrive, grow and then, as they age, begin to deteriorate, slow down and die. Whole species… Read More Rhetoric | The Cosmos as Creation
Government by Agency: The New Totalitarianism © 2017 Vernon Miles Kerr As ever-greater government executive power, both Federal and State, is being abrogated to agencies, commissions or boards, their inefficiencies, illogicalities and inequities are attracting the public’s attention, ire, and even fear. One can sense a sea change in the making, where the increasing totalitarianism… Read More Rhetoric | Government by Agency
One of my friends and mutual followers on WordPress, Mitch Teemley, has just posted an interesting synopsis on the subject of “Sin.” His post includes several interesting quotes about the subject, see: Popular Idea, Unpopular Word After reading the post I was inspired to leave the following comment. Aren’t all “sins” simply unhealthy behavior; either unhealthy to… Read More Rhetoric | An Agnostic’s View of Sin
George Hugh Railton was our American Field Service exchange student from New Zealand during my senior year in high school in Ontario, California. Our friendship left me with the knowledge that people are just about the same everywhere—along with a bunch of choice Maori swear words and how to do the Haka, the war chant… Read More A New Zealander’s view of U.S. Politics
What is Good Leadership? (c) 2016 Vernon Miles Kerr This morning I received an email from Doctor Eduardo Diaz via LinkedIn asking for my comments on the above question, “What is Leadership?” http://www.linkedin.com/in/EduardoDiazPhD After ten years in the banking industry, followed by 25 years as an IT salesman and sales manager followed by my most… Read More Rhetoric | What is Leadership?