Phil Harris

Posted January 04, 2010

The popular advice for dealing with the future has been to keep the chin up, face directly into the wind, and place one foot after the other. To look back is folly because what is done is done and there is no good to be discovered by looking at what might have been.

Posted February 28, 2009

“Please Grandpa,” pleaded Max, “tell me some more about the old days.”

Posted February 21, 2009

Through the years of childhood and for some time as a young adult, when asked if I were conservative or liberal the answer was automatic and without hesitation. I replied that I was liberal.

Posted January 24, 2009

Throughout the ages, a single question hangs on the face of mankind like a hairy wart on the end of the nose. Each of us will live our lives, raise our children, and then lay down to die with this question asked, but never answered.

Posted November 02, 2008

Barack Obama’s repackaged song of social justice through wealth redistribution is nothing but a version of Karl Marx’s dream, trimmed and garnished for the ears of worried Americans.

Posted October 18, 2008

Around Thanksgiving, it has become nearly as traditional to watch a local television reporter stand nervously in the middle of a sea of quivering turkeys.

Posted October 12, 2008

There is a paradox at work in this election.

Posted September 29, 2008

Tip O’Neil hangs in history like the rest of the good ole days. His was a time that marked the end; a time when there was partisanship, but plenty of rolled up sleeves intent on accomplishing business for the good of the nation.

Posted September 27, 2008

The article has been making the rounds through email inboxes, and had I not found the story myself, I was tempted to chalk it up to conspiracy theories gone wild.

Posted September 20, 2008

If we examine the current state of affairs in the credit industry through the lens of common sense, it is not difficult to overcome the insane tendency to ascribe Solomonesque wisdom where it doesn’t belong.

Posted September 14, 2008

This is a stunning election season that is ablaze with drama. It is also a stunning season of contrasts.

Posted September 04, 2008

She spoke directly to the hearts and minds of everyday Americans, sick of self-perpetuating, self-aggrandizing elitists.

Posted September 02, 2008

The fact that gender even has a check-box next to it on your list of pros and cons makes you a bone-head to begin with.

Posted August 30, 2008

Barack Obama's big speech at the Democrat National Convention was well delivered, but as usual it was wrapped in empty platitude

Posted August 16, 2008

Conservative Republicans are the closest thing to a natural, steady remedy for what ails this nation.

Posted August 09, 2008

Standing near the doorway of a local skateboard shop, waiting for my son and his friend to obtain autographs from a bevy of "awesome" professional skateboarders inside.

Posted July 28, 2008

If you live under the false premise that doomsday will never come, some basic laws of nature (concerning energy) may be appropriate for you to note.

Posted July 22, 2008

Having a grasp of the science behind natural forces like thunder and lightning is a good thing. Having such knowledge can sometimes give us half a chance to protect ourselves.

Posted July 16, 2008

Two groups will find this discussion to be unpalatable, despite the fact that they are otherwise diametrically opposed to each other.

Posted July 14, 2008

No doubt, the written world will be filled with tributes to Tony Snow. Most will come from people who knew Tony personally as a friend or colleague, and of course, they will be most qualified to write of the man.