The No Kool-Aid Zone Blog

I don't drink the Kool-Aid. For Anyone.

Fantasy Football and Real Life

September 6, 2023

In 1990–more than a third of a century and over half my lifetime ago–I created something called the Armchair Football League. Fantasy baseball, or “rotisserie baseball”, as it was then called, had been around for awhile, but we were some of the pioneers of fantasy football at the time. I invited seven friends and then,…

Of Course the Supreme Court Got it Right

July 8, 2023

A lot of ink has been spilled and a lot of hands wrung–and a lot of lies told and misinformation (disinformation?) disseminated–by progressive-types. In typical sky-is-falling fashion, they are convinced that the recent Supreme Court decisions (most specifically the ones eliminating affirmative action and preventing the state of Colorado from compelling a web designer to…

Self-Delusion and the 2024 Election

June 27, 2023

The more I read excellent analyses of our current situation like Jonah Goldberg’s Suicide of the West, the more convinced I become that the march toward progressivism in this country must be arrested. I have little doubt that, left unchecked, so much of the incredible success of this country–what Goldberg calls “The Miracle”–stands to be…

On the Indictment of Donald J. Trump

June 13, 2023

By now, we are all aware that former President Trump has been indicted on charges related to the mishandling of classified documents, the second set of issues upon which he has now been indicted and, if the reports are correct, not the last. Responding to this, raging mediocrity Kevin McCarthy, Speaker of the House, said,…

A Tribute to my Dad, on the Occasion of his 90th Birthday

June 12, 2023

I was probably five or six years old when I began the practice of what became my first regularly-repeated prayer. I would often be awakened by the sound of my Dad firing up his company (City of Roanoke) car, before it was light, to head off to another day of work, and each time I…

A midterm soliloquy.

Clarity: 7 Stanzas at Midterm

November 16, 2022

Hail! The midterms are here; Let us greet them with cheer, As we suffer this national frump. We’ve got problems galore, Folks in pain, and what’s more, The Dems run D.C.; one big clump! ___ The border, inflation, Too much crime in our nation; The voters will know who to dump: Pelosi, and Schumer, And…