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
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
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
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
We all have preconceived notions and prejudices that we carry through life. These can be baggage that serves to weigh us down and in other instances be helpful and uplifting. Absence may make the heart grow fonder but distance, physical separation, can make a heart indifferent or harsher. This is not a love story or … More It’s Kind of Hard To Hate
I try to read as much as time allows, the local newspaper, national newspapers, material on the various web sites, some television and NPR on the radio. My attempt is to review each with a skeptic’s approach and not a cynical one. In this election year the Presidential election is in the forefront. Generally most … More My Opinion
We read lately quite a bit about the deplorables. The Arab-Israeli Conflict could have been resolved peacefully yesterday but we hear of the Hillary comments and Trump lies. Who decides what is worthy of print or broadcast remains a mystery to me. “All the news that is fit to print” doesn’t get printed and some … More Not Sold At The Trump Tower
The media still covers the great email caper and reinforces the Republican political agenda. The republicans were astute or devious enough to recognize that Hillary Clinton would probably be the Democratic Party nominee for President quite some time ago. Apparently not so astute as to see Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump on their radar screen, … More Are We There Yet?