WHO or WHAT do you serve?

At times, the political system seems inhabited by 4th graders angling for playground supremacy. The children (based on maturity, not chronology) bully and name-call to establish dominance. Reflecting back on this year’s activities with our West Point class, I noticed the R identifier after our Congressman classmate’s name. What is the party designation needed post-election?…

Hot times, summer in the city

These are hot times we live in, only partially attributable to soaring temperatures. If people disagree, it’s not just a difference of opinion, they react like it’s a personal affront, spewing venom, fury, and hatred towards perceived enemies. There is more incite than insight, generating heat and anger, but not warmth or light. Reading an…

Actions speak louder than labels

As I walked in a crosswalk, a driver stared at me and then rolled right in front of me. If I hadn’t stopped, the car would have hit me.  It’s possible the phone she was using distracted her. As she passed, I noticed the license plate’s ironic message: Choose Life. Apparently, there are limits to…

It’s (almost) ALL in the NAME!

A book by any other author would not sell as sweet! Former President Bill Clinton and best-selling author James Patterson live in neighboring towns in New York. They teamed up to write this summer’s hottest book: The President is Missing. The thriller has sold millions of books so far, in spite of some carefully worded, restrained reviews. The…

Letter to elected officials

Dear Republican Party, Are you concerned? If not, are you paying attention? Your boy won the election. This is your regime. That means his behavior reflects on you. Unfortunately, his immaturity also damages the reputation of all Americans and the United States of America. Have you noticed the circus operating from the oval office. While…

Praying for Serenity

  Some things we can influence. Put your time and energy into these. Face forward instead of looking back. What are some actions a citizen might take? What actions are YOU willing to take regularly? What issue are you most passionate about? Do those actions/issues bring you into community with other like-minded people? Use the wisdom…

We are not bystanders: 2017 Women’s March in DC

Peaceful protests are a feature of our democracy, guaranteed under the First Amendment. People across the globe marched on Saturday, as demonstrators gathered a day after the inauguration of President Trump. Estimates vary, but half a million or more people converged on Washington, DC, the largest of the world-wide Women’s Marches; Antarctica may have had the…