My name is Daniel Kinch. I also answer to Dan as well as a variety of other names (sometimes to ‘Jerry’). I studied acting in college at University of South Florida (and afterwards), but my interest is (and always was) in writing plays–I studied with the late great Jack Gelber at Brooklyn College. I’ve written lots […]

A few moments ago, the attorneys representing Doctor David Dao held a news conference. For those joining us late, Dr. Dao was engaged in the criminal activity of taking a United flight from Chicago to Louisville when the Airline decided they needed to free up four seats for their employees. Dao was originally willing to […]

This is a couple weeks ago, but it occurred to me that it should still be part of our discourse. The Donald’s meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel a few weeks ago was disastrous. And as badly as it went for what the media actually SAW, there were things behind the scenes that must have […]

This is a chart from Bits of Science, a page on science that brings forward scientific papers that have gone through peer review and breaks them out for a general audience. This chart left me a bit gobsmacked. If you’re wondering what this means, it means that even if we managed to slam on the […]

My volume of blogging has fallen off a cliff in the last two months. A couple of reasons  Several reasons for this– First, I’ve become enamored of the Quora website, where I serve up saucy, special commentary on dumb questions posed by users. It’s easier than coming up with original content here, and (frankly) it’s seen […]

People here know that I had no great love of the Obamacare/ACA solution to the problem that we’re the only wealthy industrialized country without universal health coverage. And (as I predicted here), Obamacare/ACA was going to be extremely unpopular with voters. Hillary Clinton (mistakenly) ran on Obamacare as a boon to people, but unless you were […]

I have eased off on pronouncements on Fukushima over the past year or so. For those of you not following, several reactors went into full meltdown after the town of Fukushima, Japan was hit by a giant tsunami six  years ago (the anniversary is coming up).Every indication is that things are getting worse. Reports from […]

A bit of background–eleven years ago, I found (and started wearing) an anti- Bush hat proclaiming IMPEACH CHENEY FIRST. The meme (we didn’t do ‘memes’ so much in 2005-06) was based on articles coming out of AfterDowningStreet, an activist organization that had uncovered and leaked internal memos indicating that Blair and Bush/Cheney were determined to attack Iraq […]