James Madison Memorial, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Original Intent, the Second Amendment and my nerdy love for James Madison

James Madison, father of the United States Constitution and co-author of the Federalist Papers, once said in a letter to Judge Roane (Virginia judge and member of the Virginia House of Delegates), It could not but happen, and was foreseen at the birth of the Constitution, that difficulties and differences of opinion might occasionally arise … Continue reading Original Intent, the Second Amendment and my nerdy love for James Madison

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.*

  (This blog post should be subtitled,  Holy shit, what have I done?) About a month ago, I was talking with my therapist about risks.  I have always thought of myself as risk adverse, while she pointed out that some of my decisions could be thought of as risky to others.  On my recent weekend … Continue reading Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.*

Oh, Wendy.

For my non-Pittsburgh area friends, this blog post probably requires a little back story. Wendy Bell is (or was, until very recently) a very popular local news anchor.  Everyone knows Wendy, and through the magic of social media, we all know about her kids, her husband, and her take on family values. Lots of people … Continue reading Oh, Wendy.