As Father’s Day is near, I am offering a few thoughts on adult males. Good men are not hard to find, they are everywhere. Good men hide in plain sight. Most men have good qualities, but that does not automatically bestow sainthood on them. Good men are not perfect, but they embrace their imperfections as … More A Better Man
The former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives is a funny guy. From humble beginnings he becomes second in the line of succession to the Presidency. Hard as nails in outward persona, he is prone to shed tears. He looks like he could model men’s wear for Wall Street bankers, yet he retains the … More John Boehner
Lady Bird Johnson has a unique place in American history. We mostly know her as a First Lady, but also successful in business and she carved out her own legacy, apart from her husband, Lyndon Baines Johnson. Her given name was Claudia, but most everyone knew her as Lady Bird, the wife of LBJ. “I … More Lady Bird Johnson
Fascism. We fought a world war over against fascist regimes in Europe and elsewhere, and yet it’s tentacles are poisoning America. Aside from climate change, fascism is the greatest threat to America today. That’s my view. If fascism was a dance move, it would be the goosestep. In the 1930s, fascism existed primarily in Europe, … More Fascism, But Can You Dance to it?
One has to go back a few years to find a time America was not in a war, conflict or policing action. The U.S. military is used around the world like a Swiss Army knife (pardon the pun), for protecting American interests and citizens to to cyber security to peacekeeping and humanitarian missions. The use … More Living With War
When you list women who have recently made an impact on the world, Malala Yousafzai has to be on that list. I wrote about Malala, back in 2018 when I saw her interview with David Letterman. I was bowled over by the bravery and passion of this young woman. Occasionally, I hear someone make reference … More Malala Yousafzai – More
I wrote a blog back in 2019 hoping for justice for journalist Jamal Khashoggi. It did not happen. The Trump Administration put his relationship, and arms business, with the Saudi Royal family, ahead of truth and justice. Jamal Khashoggi was brutally murdered and only the fall guys have been punished. The rich and powerful literary … More Justice for Jamal Khashoggi
He died last week after a battle with cancer. Limbaugh was a polarizing individual. That’s an understatement. You either loved him or hated him, no middle ground. In addition, he was rich and famous. Let me be upfront, I did not care for the man, definitely not a fan. This is not a blog to … More Rush Limbaugh: Why Was He Famous?
The truth is no longer simple or sacred. Trumpism ushered in this: Using alternate facts to reach a different conclusion. Trying to reimagine the truth because you do not like it. Denying reality with a fabricated narrative. We live in perhaps the most confusing time. Yes, we are so divided, but we cannot even agree … More These Simple Truths
Greta Thunberg, the environmental activist, turned 18 years old last weekend. What did you do before age 18? If you are like me, I was trying to graduate from high school and figure out my future. Greta was been working to make sure we have any kind of future. Search my blog for other Greta … More Greta at 18