Sometimes fate has a sick trick up its sleeve. Schultheis and the years of magical thinking.
Behold the future the Tea Party is laying out for us: a third rate country controlled by a tiny elite class of super-wealthy men and women, a 21st century Banana Republic where those with the gol...
"Ignorance has never been an acceptable defense." Schultheis laments the way things are, in this era of mass denial.
For historic perspective on the insanity of the 21st century, consider these two case histories: Alexander 'the Great' and Babur.
“Uranium mining is only one of the ways the Navajo Reservation has been exploited for corporate profit by the energy industry and others.” Schultheis recounts the death toll on the Navajo reservati...
The multiplicity of emotions stirred up by three simple words: “You have cancer.”
“Intelligent design,” my petrified Teutonic tailbone, when it comes to the human body.
Remembering two-time Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Smedley Butler, who thwarted a Wall Street nod to Hitler…Tea Party punchlist includes cutting already lamentable veterans’ benefits.
History marks the burning of the library in Alexandria, Egypt, as the beginning of the Dark Ages, and now we’re doing it, again.
Now here’s a notion for keeping those Valley Floor prairie dogs in check.
The German soldier who refused to obey orders to kill Dutch civilians offers inspiration to us all.
This American sergeant is a bright light in the darkest reaches of Afghanistan.
Why the so-called War on Drugs (and other cancerous monstrosities that live only to grow) can’t stop itself.
Let’s talk about the meaning of Christmas…
Contemplating the changing of the year, while humankind continues with slaughtering each other piecemeal, making piano keys out of wise old elephants’ tusks and carving the Great Blue Whales up int...
Let’s call it ‘State of the Onion’ – our Union is more like a chaotic grab-bag of 300 million tiny feudal principalities than a nation, and when you peel away the layers of an onion, it makes you cry.
Schultheis decries the latest from the American electorate
Schultheis recounts the tale of a Himalayan trek gone wrong, almost horribly so.
Paul Fussell, in his great book Abroad , concludes that real travel is a goner, along with the strangeness, newness and sense of wonder that once made other lands magical. It seems likely he was ri...
It’s mind-boggling, and incredibly depressing, too, to see the mindless insanity of today’s rightwing rhetoric; and I say this as someone who voted for Ronald Reagan for President.