Forks In The Road, Stop Signs, Cul de Sacs and Dead Ends on the Highway of Life

April 5, 2014

While taking a hike down a country road near dusk in my teens, an old farmer, plodding along with his walking stick, abruptly stopped me. His wrinkled-weathered skin did not diminish the energy in his clear blue eyes. Silver locks flowed from his wide-brimmed hat while his peppered beard gave him a majestic air of wisdom. (As the sun sets, fireflies create magic in the air. Sleeping outside in a teepee makes you one with the universe. The energy of stars transforms your spirit. You look to the heavens and see peace.) “Where... Read article

Follow-Up On Our Corrupt U.S. Congress

March 28, 2014

At this time, our U.S. Congress rates a nine percent approval rating. It means nine percent of the American public registers “brain-dead.” Those 535 members over the past 40 years deformed our nation from the largest creditor country in the world to the largest debtor nation in the world. We enjoyed less than $1 trillion in national debt to our current $18 trillion debt. That same Congress forced our young men and women into four hopeless, futile and asinine wars that killed tens of thousands of them and sent millions... Read article

Anger, Gossip and Frustration: Forgive Them Anyhow

March 18, 2014

Back in high school, rumors started as fast as a lightning storm to destroy any girl’s reputation. Often out of jealousy for some perceived transgression, classmates concocted stories to create hurt for another person. (During your lifetime, you face curving roads, blind corners that you can’t see coming and things up ahead that you can’t imagine. You will also meet friends, moments and predicaments you could never have imagined. Keep pedaling, paddling or hiking toward your truest self. The journey will reward... Read article

Live Life On Your Own Terms

March 5, 2014

In this high-speed society we created for ourselves, Americans live in traffic-congested cities with skyscrapers piercing the sky. On the ground floor, humans race to catch crowded busses, packed subways and Yellow Cabs. With expressways gridlocked from dawn to dusk, people overflow sidewalks and sirens slash through the air 24/7. The evening news reports robberies,  accidents, homicides and a plethora of  calamities too numerous for human emotions to endure. But if you look at all the people living in cities, whether... Read article

Monsanto Causing Extinction of The Monarch Butterfly

March 3, 2014

As you may know, I bicycled for a year in South America, top to bottom.  I enjoyed the Amazon jungle, the wildlife and especially the insect life.  I took pictures of tens of thousands of butterflies dancing on an endless canopy of flowers.  Many of my columns deal with saving the natural world such as an international 25-cent deposit-return law for all plastic, glass and metal containers.  We must keep plastics from destroying our fellow creatures—especially in our oceans. Today, I appeal to you to use the links... Read article

Colossal Dreams Take Colossal Actions

February 19, 2014

While moving through childhood, oftentimes parents ask their kids, “What are you going to be when you grow up?” Like most children, you didn’t possess a clue. You didn’t know what you faced when you grew up let alone what you might become as a human being. Nonetheless, you blurted out , “I’m going to be a fireman or nurse or baseball player.” Everyone smiled while you spoke your answer. In reality, most people don’t possess an inkling about their life-purpose. Many lose any chance of pursuing their... Read article

Half of Americans Hate Obama – Other Half Get Free Stuff

February 13, 2014

In 2014, half of American citizens can’t stand Mr. Barack Hussein Obama and the other half love him. The first half still work jobs while the other half (about 47 percent) live off welfare in a variety of forms. On December 4, 2013, Obama gave his “income inequality speech.” He expects to fundamentally change America by forcing those of us who work to give up more of our money to those who lack education, refuse to work or simply cannot function intelligently enough to sustain a job. In early January 2014, Bob... Read article

Who Lost America? Institutional Failure

February 10, 2014

A book review: Who Lost America? by Bromwell Ault… Part 2: Institutional failure, loss of enforcing the rule of law, injection of incompatible diversity. History becomes the great mentor for any civilization hoping to outlast the ages.  For all its bloody conflicts, history presents every country lessons from the past on how other nations failed to survive. But in the 21st century, America’s leaders and its citizens ignore the lessons of history.  And, ironically, as America becomes less and less of its own... Read article

Who Lost America?

February 6, 2014

A book review: Who Lost America by Bromwell Ault… Part 1: How Americans lost their country like having the rug of their republic pulled right out from under them. “The Americans cannot even conduct a military operation there,” said General Salami of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. “The conditions and the factors that facilitate the exercise of military power for them have for years been destroyed and today they (the Americans) are in an erosion of political, cultural, financial and military power.” Military... Read article

Digging Ourselves A Grave With Drugs And Chemicals

January 31, 2014

The pressing question of this commentary: what are we doing to ourselves and why do we keep doing it? In the past 50 years, scientists and chemists from all over the world created 80,000 different chemicals to work all sorts of havoc on Mother Nature.  You can find pharmaceuticals and pesticides in Polar bears as well as seals and fish in the Southern Oceans of Antarctica. Guess what?  You can find many of the same chemicals in human beings.  If you look across America’s landscape, 30 years ago, Autism affected 1... Read article

Everything You Said Is Coming True

January 20, 2014

A reader emailed me, “Mr. Wooldridge, everything you write about on immigration, population and environment is coming true. It makes me sick for my children.” NBC anchor Brian Williams said last Friday, “Meteorologists reported that 62 percent of California suffers from extreme drought. That state stands in the middle of a water emergency.” Additionally, forest fires rage across the state while burning down homes and schools in their path. If you look back on my Part 4 of “What America will look like in 2050—acute... Read article

Violence Becoming The New Norm In America

January 14, 2014

A month ago, a student toting a shotgun, machete and 125 rounds of ammunition marched into Arapahoe High School in Denver, Colorado. His target: to kill the debate teacher whom he felt treated him poorly. On his way to the teacher, he shot a beautiful girl named Claire Davis in the face. She hung on for a week before dying of her wounds. The killer, a regular 17-year-old high school student, tall and lanky, with good looks, shot himself before Swat teams could reach him. As a former teacher who started teaching in the... Read article

Ten Most Corrupt Politicians In Washington DC

January 6, 2014

Marriane Williamson, author of the book A Return to Love, announced this past fall her plan to run for Congress in the 33rddistrict of California to stop the “Culture of Corruption” in our nation’s capital. Without a doubt, deep, systemic corruption thrives in our U.S. Congress. It flourishes in our White House.  Thomas Jefferson, our third president, tried to pass term limits, but failed in the face of those who love power and expect to maintain it. Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and... Read article

America’s Greatest Challenge For 2014

January 3, 2014

What do you consider the most important issue facing America in 2014? What will affect our country more than any other challenge facing us in the 21st century? What long-term impact will change the face of America for the worse? A reader said, “This is truly scary when one adds it all up like you have done. Too many people are very low in the information poll and pay no attention to what is going on in this country. I am worried so much about all of this, but the liberals of this country just continue to march on and... Read article

Reflections on 2013: A Year of Growing Tension

December 30, 2013

How do you sum up 2013 as a year for the United States and her citizens? What criteria do you use? Good, bad and ugly? As Clint Eastwood said, “A man’s got to know his limitations. Well, do ya’ punk?” The same could be said for our country. Do we understand our limitations? On the immigration front, 20 million illegal aliens “itched” to get themselves legalized so they could continue their “Aztlan Reconquista” of the four southwestern states. Spanish co-equals English in America because Congress... Read article

Christmas Gift: Your Fate Follows Your Vibrations

December 24, 2013

This Christmas season, humanity’s vibrations accelerate toward love, fellowship, brotherhood, sisterhood, family and friends. Each of us gravitates toward kindness, reverence and gratitude. While we may scurry around town purchasing gifts, watching our kids perform at the Christmas musical or talk with old friends on the telephone—a new focus of renewal cascades into our lives. You may see it as the birth of a child. You may look upon it as the metamorphosis from the shortest day of the year to the lengthening of... Read article

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