No Time For Anger

President-Elect Trump will soon be sworn in as President. My political, economic, environmental and labor positions are the polar opposite of his. His views about democracy, peace, people and even the media raise serious concerns. My first inclination on November 8th was to be angry. This was and probably still is a feeling held by … More No Time For Anger

Silent Night

My wife and I were seated in the hotel lounge when four older gentlemen dressed in tuxedos with top hats approached and asked if we wanted to hear a Christmas carol. Naturally we replied yes and the quartet proceeded to sing. We along with others in the lounge area thanked them and applauded. Still early … More Silent Night

America’s House

The election is done and life does go on. Make no mistake there will be changes but probably not the changes anticipated by many in the polling booth on November 8th. Many claimed to be seeking better jobs or perhaps their lost jobs back. We heard the promise of great jobs. Each defined what that … More America’s House

Our American Odyssey

Those of us either approaching or recently having slipped past our seventh decade can readily recall the sixties. This was an era in conflict with one that had preceded it. It was a rejection of the accepted norms. Young people were motivated by the times as much as trying to create the times. Our hair … More Our American Odyssey

New York, New York

My recent visit to New York City was both an enjoyable and enlightening experience. NYC has always been a great city to visit. It has life and culture and vitality. The sidewalks don’t roll up at 8:30 – 9:00 o’clock and it’s like the lights are always on. There are restaurants and theaters and people … More New York, New York

Anger And Dignity

The language in the presidential election wreaks. The talk of the size of body parts and who wants to do whom is or should be beneath anyone over twelve never mind running for public office. Then there are the outright lies, not exaggerations just lies, totally made up nonsense. Add to this the media which … More Anger And Dignity

Outsider-In

People talk of Mr. Trump as a Washington outsider. He is not a politician is how the story goes. Nothing could be further from being correct. A new highrise on the waterfront, a new Wal-Mart coming on the edge of town, a new giant shopping center are major issues at the local level of government. … More Outsider-In

Coming Home

September, 1967 I somewhat apprehensively boarded a plane which would deliver me and many others to Fort Jackson, South Carolina. My service with the US Army had just begun. Myself and so many others had and still make similar trips. The Vietnam War was raging, street protests were a daily occurrence and the military draft … More Coming Home