This Will Not End Well

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. False prophets are a dime a dozen. Temperamentally, I am a Puddleglum —that is, someone who is prone to believe that we might all end up…

Off the Leash and Done with Facebook

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. After months of solitary confinement, I finally escaped. Along with teaching journalism in Lithuania, I wrote about media censorship and I posted Covid-19 research in partnership…

Mark Zuckerberg and Donald Trump

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. There’s something fundamentally wrong with this story about Facebook and Trump, linked below. Facebook evidently believes that it is a big-fanny privilege to be part of…

Is it Safe to visit America?

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. Armed robber and convicted felon violates parole and pulls gun, shot dead. Reaction? Minneapolis residents muster to take it out on local businesses, looting and burning.…

Life Answers Us With Infertility

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. Some people are struggling to have children and cannot. Others imagine that they are doing themselves a favor by skipping children. If the article linked below…

Selling Your Secrets

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. When Dr. Anthony Fauci and his pals were spending millions of your tax dollars for their batty viral research in Wuhan, China, they were not alone.…

Lessons from Lockdown

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. A lesson that I took away from months of forced solitary confinement is that I talk too much. I’ve learned that all those spoken words were…

When the Mind’s Gate Fails

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. “I tell you what, look at her, she looks like she’s 19 years old, sitting there like a little lady with her legs crossed.” President Biden…

Silencing the Others

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. “Hitler didn’t imagine a world of gas chambers and ovens; he imagined a world after the gas chambers and ovens had accomplished their purpose. Stalin didn’t…

Follow the Money

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. An axiom of journalism? Follow the money. Many years ago in Washington, DC, I did a recurring network investigative segment called “Tax Watch”. We unearthed dubious…

Pet Peeve: Labels and Name-Calling

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. Pet Peeve: Journalists and the corporations they work for are proving increasingly illiterate these days.One of the horribly bad habits of today’s partisan journalists is to…

Best Burgers in Charlotte

Foodie Guy FIeri of the TV show, “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives,” helped publicize Bang Bang Burgers, but their proven reputation for the best burger in Charlotte keeps them on top.…

The Stories Behind the Mask

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. Throughout history, when scientists play politics and people die, the cover-ups are never pretty. When only one narrow set of “the facts and science” are permitted…

Major Peeve

Major peeve for years: Passengers who wait until the airplane rows in front of them are completely empty before starting to get their stuff together to deplane. 🛫😱😠😎

Facebook Boots Millions

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. Not a sponsored post. Facebook actually brags that they booted millions of American voices from its social media site in this past year. My writing with…

WrapUp: 2021 Done With Covid Tour

Our “2021 Done with Covid Tour” has ended.We took our life back without asking permission and the memories are extraordinary.Rule 1-Be kind to others.Rule 2-No more fear allowed.Here are a…

Goodbye South Beach

Key West, we loved our fabulous time with you. Tomorrow, there are two beach loungers and an umbrella on South Beach with our name on them.

Last Night in Key West

Winding down last night in Key West. Tomorrow, we start rolling back through the Keys, making last minute memories. I could live here easily. I might some day.

Last Night in Key West

Winding down last night in Key West. Tomorrow, we start rolling back through the Keys, making last minute memories. I could live here easily. I might some day.

Shark Feeding in The Keys

Feeding the sharks. Early plans to feed sharks fell through, but one adapts and overcomes. No fingers were lost in these efforts. No sponsors volunteered to serve as live bait.

Bad news. Good news.

Bad news. Good news.Calypso divers were set to take us out chasing sharks on Thursday. They took the photo in bottom right recently. Ha! The bad news is that trip…

Puerto Sagua

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. Not sponsored. A Cuban friend recommended Miami’s Puerto Sagua, and it made our Saturday night. Open since 1962 at Collins and 7th, it plates some of…

Who is that Masked Man?

Some boys grow up honing their sports skills. Others are adept with tools or musical instruments. I entertained myself by perfecting the art of selectively provoking control freaks. I suspected…