My family saw education as the way to reach our concept of middle class. We didn’t see our selves as rich but sought a quality lifestyle, a decent job, a car, a house, some vacation money and a bit extra for any emergency. My father said get a good education, no one can take it … More School Funding Is Essential
Signs along the road, in front of houses, store windows, they’re everywhere. A name followed by an elected office with a support or elect or re-elect is commonplace as we head into the 2018 midterm elections. So many signs that say so little. As if I believe what you believe is the directive to the … More Down The Up Ladder
He couldn’t stay for dinner. The young husband and father had to be off to work an evening shift. His wife and daughter stayed to eat a meal provided by a group which helps homeless families. There were others at the table in a similar predicament. Working people who lose a job and desperately try … More Not So Invisible People
Latin was taught in high school not so many years ago. In fact two years of such study was standard. What did we learn and who cares? The study of Latin was in fact helpful throughout my life from language studies to the history of World War II and how the Roman legions provided a … More Remind Me Again, How Did Rome Fall?
Labels are almost a national sport. Some of us are baby boomers, others millennials, etc. The labels then become a means to pigeon-hole groups. Almost an explanation or justification for a behavior by people. He or she did this or do that because their gen X’s or whatever. Some of these categories refer to persons … More Is Anyone Hearing The Millennials?
Three people, one appointed and two elected, are running the show in Washington. First we have Steve Bannon, the puppeteer, who works the Donald like Howdy Doody. He pulls the strings and the arms and the mouth move. Some may say that’s not true President Trump makes his own decisions, creates his own executive orders … More All For Whom!?
What course should we, America, be following? Mr. Trump attacks various trade agreements. He states that these have given an unfair advantage to foreign countries and competitors. Traditionally the Republican Party has supported such agreements as beneficial to business. The Democratic Party has been less inclined to support them as harmful to labor. I want … More The Leadership Vacuum
After forty years of working in and operating a small business I do have some knowledge of health insurance. First of all I believe it is an employer responsibility to provide health insurance to the employees. I did so for forty years and there were some years it was extremely difficult. Prior to the Affordable … More It’s Light Up Time
Dear President-Elect Trump, Your campaign promised working people jobs, good jobs. This was your commitment to them. It is the main campaign pledge to these working Americans. Unfortunately these people overlooked the worst in you but this is the line you drew in the sand. The Rubicon was Caesar’s line to be crossed, an actual … More The Line Not To Cross
Relax this is not a journey to Jerusalem or Rome for those so inclined. There are many portraits of Jesus laughing but I haven’t seen any actual photos. There is a famous artist rendering of the face of Jesus smiling on one side but sad on the opposite side. I have often wondered what the … More Did Jesus Ever Laugh?