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Shibboleth

Welcome back to the scuttlebutt,  Pour a cuppa, and let’s talk.   So, Shibboleth… It’s an odd word, a very old word. The Christian and Hebrew bibles tell a story of the word, (actually the ancient Hebrew word Shibbolet, and that’s not quite right, because I don’t know how to get my computer to recreate…

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Old Dogs

  Welcome back to the scuttlebutt,  Here, have a seat, the bar’s open, what’s your pleasure?   In the last week, I’ve had several experiences that have echoed the same theme, so I thought I would discuss it here.  First, let me do a follow up on the post last week and the “state of…

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World War III

  Welcome back to the scuttlebutt,  Welcome back, here have a shot, (unless you have the duty, in which case I owe you one)    So Soleimani is dead. Good. The man was a cheap rip off of Henrik Himmler, crossed with Iron Felix.  Taking him out was at least as significant as taking out…

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Rise of Skywalker

  Welcome back to the scuttlebutt,  Hey, have some of the eggnog, hope you aren’t driving.  I hope everyone had a great Christmas/Yule/Hanukah and that you’re stuffed with all the good food.   Let’s talk movies.   Now a lot of people of my acquaintance, and especially of my political and science fiction politics (oh,…