This morning I stopped at a traffic light and while waiting for the light to change I noticed the car ahead of me displayed a small sign in the rear window. The only words were, “SAVE TIBET.”


I wondered how I would do that since I only have a vague notion of where Tibet is and certainly have never been there and I doubt if there are many readers of this blog who are or ever were, Tibetans.

None the less, the vehicle ahead of me was ordering me to, “SAVE TIBET.” Well, to be truthful, I’m not 100% sure it was actually aimed at me. There was another car adjacent to me and perhaps the message was meant for him, though I checked him out and he looked more like a high school student than a Tibetan Activist. However, I suppose there’s no reason why an activist couldn’t dress that way. It might even be a disguise.

But then, I’m not really sure what a Tibetan Activist is supposed to look like. I assume they don’t care about hiding their identity or the car owner certainly wouldn’t have placed a sign in the rear window for all to see. That little sign practically bellowed that the occupant of this car was a Tibet Activist of some kind.

Arriving home I was still puzzled as to what I was supposed to do. I did an internet search for “Save Tibet” but that didn’t really tell me much so I figured I would do something that is very rare for me -- I would use common sense. I went to my word processor and wrote this little thing. Next I clicked on where it indicates, “Save.” A little box appeared asking me to name whatever it was I wanted to Save. I typed “Tibet.”

Tah dah!

The Old Professor
Carmel, CA
July 26, 2011



By now it is obvious to everyone that the Powers That Be in Washington are having severe budget problems. This is happening at a time when many people are saying the United States economy is sinking to depression level.

There are many people still alive who remember the Great Depression of the 1930s. Well, there still are a few people. At that time there were several government programs to help unemployed people but the main thing that happened to pull the country out of the depression was World War II.

At that time all of the industries went full bore producing goods for the “war effort”. That certainly was a factor in putting an end to that depression. It seems to me that might be what we need right now. Perhaps a war would help things.

Oh, that's right. We already have one of those and it doesn't seem to be helping at all.

Back to the drawing board.

The Old Professor
Carmel, CA
July 17, 2011