My Two Cents: I offer my solutions to some problems

The world is full of problems. While I certainly don’t view myself as any sort of problem solver of repute, that has never stopped me from voicing my opinion. So, I humbly present three problems – some more serious than others – and my solutions to said conundrums. Enjoy.

PROBLEM: Due to a recent decision by the Washington State Supreme Court, during this fall’s primary elections, I’ll only be able to vote for one political party’s slate of candidates. In other words, no more cross-over voting. SOLUTION: Okay, this isn’t a solution per se, but doesn’t the old saying that says if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it, apply here? Our primary worked just fine for some seven decades. I’m not a registered member of any political party (although some readers probably think I’m a Republican) and I resent these new restrictions.

PROBLEM: The NCAA is utterly incapable of or unwilling to come up with a way to determine a legitimate national champion in Division 1A college football. Their latest attempt has the Bowl Championship Series adding a rotating title game, thereby making an already complicated situation all the more confusing, so that not even noted physicist Stephen Hawking can make sense of it. SOLUTION: This isn’t rocket science, folks. Simply establish a playoff system like every other major college sport!

PROBLEM: There are far too many so-called “reality” shows on television and the vast majority of them are very bad. SOLUTION: Get back to writing stories and developing plots, characters and dialogue. It’s called a script.

“My Two Cents” is a weekly column where the author gets in his two cents worth in spite of the old saying that you only get a penny for your thoughts.