2020 Elections, Seven Kingdoms style.

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. Ob-blah-dee, Ob-blah-da. Morning coffee musings.Crushing last long day of Final exams before needed break. Chatting up China contacts about Biden.The Debate Commission is dodging foreign policy—historic…

Start Praying for the Innocent

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. Start praying now for the innocent.Admittedly, I’m a Puddleglum. I also have little sympathy for the warring tribes who will hit the streets soon on both…

My “Watership Down” Moments

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. I am unsettled today, more than usual. On the surface, things appear quiet and fine. My housekeeper worked her magic today, creating a clean and orderly…

The Great Barrington Declaration.

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. Finally, people are saying it aloud. Dr. Kevin Craib, a Canadian viral epidemiologist and statistician that I’ve worked with, forwarded to me this vital global policy…

The Star of the VP Debate was…

Michael Patrick, Ph.D. Up before dawn to watch the live stream of the Vice-Presidential debate. I was a guest again on journalist Mengfei Li’s show in Beijing.China garnered plenty of…

September 22nd

I celebrate this day every year.I once had a live bluegrass band, authentic Middle Earth dishes, and a greeter who penned your name in Elvish and English. Proper dress was…

Breaking Away

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. Dear Friends, I am settling in safely in Lithuania as the Fall season dusted the trees with gold and a crisp chill greets us each morning.…

When Old Lives Matter

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. I did a giant shopping this week at one of the area’s largest grocery stores. Took me hours to shop because I couldn’t find things quickly,…

Party Politics at Home and Abroad

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. This week, Vice-President Mike Pence warned supporters with a campaign mantra that “you won’t be safe in Joe Biden’s America.” Frankly, I’m happy to say I…

The Coming Election Derailment

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. I have cautioned many friends not to expect a clear and convincing outcome in the U.S. presidential race until at least January 6th, 2021. That is…

What’s Coming in 2020-21

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. In concert with the work of a viral epidemiologist and statistician in Canada, Dr. Kevin Craib, I’ve studied and written frequently this year about the spread…

An Expat’s View of America Today

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. My firm opinion of America is that on both sides of our great cultural, racial, and political divides, America needs demonstrable leadership and character that it…

An American Father’s Day

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. The image of the father of our country, George Washington, face down in the dirt today, is a sign of the times. Too many Americans have…

The Search for A Livable Planet

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. Astronomers say they’ve found a planet circling a suitable sun that sort of resembles earth. Evidently, as replacement planets go for our earth, it might do…

The Covid and the Chaos

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. Chaos comes in waves and spreads like a virus. Masks won’t help you. America’s violent tempers this Spring are no exception. Protests across major cities reflect…

The Summer Spiral

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. Pray for your community armed with knowledge of the Word and an understanding of these times. The Lord shows us the results of pent-up injustice. He…

“For Your Safety“

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. When the major news media starts shouting and spinning wall-to-wall that something is for your own good, that’s pitching, not reporting. When the government starts selling…