I admit to careening all around, from the sky is falling, to spitting-bullets-mad, to a coma-inducing malaise, and for brief moments, surrender — all in one day. Is it cocktail hour yet?

Being retired, and unless delighting on an ever-changing travel bucket list, or a current book project, I have…


We are on the brink.

We are on the brink of losing our democracy.

I am not a historian by profession, but I wager I could find many historians who would agree.

A memo floated around a few weeks back (the Eastman Memo), which painted a pretty frightening roadmap for…


In September of 2011, I spent a week in Afghanistan. I wrote an extensive journal of that time, filed it in My Documents, and forgot about it. Two years ago I wrote a blog called Afghanistan Safely In My Rearview Mirror. …


To save you from a Google search, the English translation is something like: Religion is the opiate of the masses. Go to the head of the class if you know this is something Karl Marx opined. The photo should have been a hint.

There are three locked and loaded realities…


(Third in a three-part series)

Full disclosure — I do not like Newt Gingrich — never have — never will.

Newts are salamanders, small, slender-bodied amphibians. They, and Newt share one common characteristic — slimy.

Newt also reminds me (as does Rudy Giuliani) of an STD, they never go away…


(The second in a three-part series)

In 2016, 80% of white evangelicals supported Trump. A similar amount did so in 2020, meaning there was nothing he did in four years to change their minds. Nothing.

How is that possible?

First, a little personal history.

My good friend, Ken Ashby, recently…


It this era of Trump, oft time I would read a Facebook post in bewilderment of how we got here — got to this Styx River level of meanness and hatred.

Media commentary (especially in mainstream media) is often couched in both-sides-ism or equivocation and the infamous “some say,” at…


I am indebted to Dr. Robin DiAngelo’s YouTube video, “Deconstructing White Privilege,” for the inspiration for this post.

In her presentation, Dr. DiAngelo speaks about being born into a White neighborhood, going to school in a White neighborhood, studying with White classmates, learning from White schools and White teachers, playing…


This question haunts me.

First, a snippet of history — I came of age in the 1950s and 1960s on a small farm in northern Indiana. We were lower, middle-class. I like to say, “We were not poor, but we never had any money.” …


Oh joy, we passed 75,000 deaths around midnight on the 6th. The folks who think 5,000,000 dead bodies is just ducky should be dancing on those graves and toasting each other — six feet apart.

Another conspiracy doctor, Judy Mikovitz, recorded a tape that swept through the conspiracy theorist cabals…

Keith Frohreich

Writer of books, columns and blogs; historical fiction, humor, satire, social commentary. Cook (the good, bad and oops). Disaster relief volunteer. Traveler.

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