Time's short! Do it now! There's no overtime in the game of life!
Being open to compromise
leads to incremental progress.

There is no silver bullet. Vic Berecz
In Shades of Gray
by Vic Berecz ... a Voice for Moderation

I'm convinced that there is little black-or-white in this world. We all deal regularly with many issues in shades-of-gray, hence the title of this personal editorial page which I produce for my own pleasure, and in the vague and probably unrealistic hope that it will do some good by raising the level of civil discourse, especially as related to politics, religion, and economics. Maybe, by discussing our problems, identifying appropriate compromises, advocating the implementation of step-wise improvements, we can leave this earth a better place than we found it.

As you read this website, remember that most of it represents my personal opinions and observations. No offense is intended. If you feel (or are) offended, my suggestion is ... just chill. Thanks for visiting ... and keep smiling. Vic.

A Proud American

US Flag

paying taxes willingly
for the privilege of living
in this great country!

Vic and Joan 50th Anniversary

Vic and Joan celebrating their 50th
wedding anniversary on Cumberland Island, GA.

I've been writing this website for over three years now, and finding that
a) it's hard to find new themes that I'm passionate about;
b) it's even harder to avoid being overly preachy; and
c) I don't have enough time left over for things I'd rather be doing.

So, I've decided to suspend preparation of new material for this website. The site itself will remain in place so anyone interested in the topics of my earlier writings can still access them through Google searches, etc. as well as the Archived of Postings below.

I'd like to leave you with the six challenging thoughts that I used as my thesis in discussing moderation:
... we all should pay taxes willingly
... immigration should be encouraged
... change happens, we must learn to live with it
... we’ve given up any expectation of privacy
... compromise is essential to progress
... it does “take a village.”

Vic Berecz
26 Feb 2013

We don't all age gracefully!

I guess we don't all age gracefully



This OpEd piece summarizes my political philosophy.
Click below to read:

The Case for Moderation

by Vic Berecz ... reprinted from the Island Sand Paper of April 16, 2010.

American Way of Life Our Government The Red-Blue Divide Beyond Red and Blue
Don't discuss politics, money, religion.
What does citizenship mean?
Those fabulous Fifties!
Are you a hypenated American?
What is American Culture?
Freedom in the 21st Century.
Buy American!
Are we a republic or a democracy?
A federal republic means state's rights.
Government: big or small?
Foreign Aid: Rationale and Approaches
Race and Religion ... the Unspoken Issues
Before the Next Election Cycle
Where to Now?
All extremism is devisive.
Don't be a sore winner!
True conservatism.
A profusion of nasty ads?
My Take on the Political Quiz.
Recalling an election fiasco.
Third party US President?
The lesser of two evils.
Run, Charlie, Run!
Should We Kick Them All Out?
The Role of Gary Johnson
Taxation Healthcare Immigration Church and State
Some of us willingly pay taxes.
Security thru top-down risk mitigation.
What should our taxes pay for?
Should we tax to achieve goals?
The dilemma of taxation.
It's a taxing time.

If I get sick, shoot me!
Healthcare Reform: finally a start!
Cost Containment/Recovery by Sten
Immigration: the lifeblood of America.
Did Arizona go far enough?
Immigration Assimilation Acculturation
Religious Freedom and Toleration.
The "Gay" Marriage Controversy.
Good Law ... Bad Idea.
Privacy Human Failings Toward Self-Reliance More on Self-Reliance
Should we all carry a national ID card?
Our expectation of privacy is gone.
Why do we need privacy?
Hypocrisy ... why we must avoid it.
NIMBY ... Hypocrisy in spades.
Let Us Entertain You!
Wednesday Morning Quarterback.
Memo to Jake.
Toward Self-Reliance
Soaring into The Cloud?
Ending the Energy Crisis
Reducing Infrastructure Vulnerability
Our Food Supply
Entitlements & Dependency by Sowell
Public Education
Our Water Supply
Family History Personal Faith Issues Just for Fun Miscellaneous Stuff
No one admits they're Polish.
Why History?
Genealogy - It's Becoming Popular!
A Half Century Later
Of love, joy, and terrorism.
On aging and knowing when to quit.
Different perspectives on gifts.
Thoughts for the Holidays.
My God!
Killing two birds with one stone?
The end of New Year's resolutions
The joys of condo living
Connecticut Standard Time by CT Kid.
A dialog with an NRA member.
Stand up and be counted.
Teachers: the key to better education.
Seven Year Itch.

Send Comments for Discussion
Send Comments for Discussion
If the mailto function (envelope icon) doesn't work on your system;
send your feedback to either of my personal e-mail addresses:
Vic@Berecz.us or VicBerecz@aol.com

Use of this website is subject to acceptance of its terms and conditions - see The Fine Print

The Fine Print.

In Shades of Gray ... a Personal Editorial Page produced by Vic Berecz
©   Copyright 2009-2013 by Victor G. Berecz, Jr.  All Rights Reserved.