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God Is

November 1, 2019

A funny thing happened on the road to maturity. I encountered God’s silent voice. Without a word, God let me know that He wasn’t my servant and to stop thinking He was some sort of jinni in a lamp which, if I rubbed hard enough, I could compel to grant my wishes and prayers. All … Continue reading “God Is”

Selfishly Sacrificing Our Children and Grandchildren

July 8, 2019

We are irresponsibly dooming our children and grandchildren to disaster as we willfully ignore the warning signs of looming climate catastrophe that are all around us. These signals are easy to identify and understand: Global temperatures are rising year after year. Multiple giant category 5 hurricanes and typhoons are becoming an annual occurrence as they … Continue reading “Selfishly Sacrificing Our Children and Grandchildren”

Truth and Lies

May 31, 2019

I recently heard a riveting talk by Professor H. Scott Fingerhut that brought into sharp focus our modern confrontation between truth and lies in the guise of facts and alternate realities. The Professor’s thesis centers around the concept that “Truth is as vital a part of [our] civic, social and intellectual culture as justice and … Continue reading “Truth and Lies”

The Invisible Ones

April 19, 2019

There are invisible people all around us. Whole families of them in fact. Day in and day out we pass them as if they weren’t there, but they are. We, however, mentally school ourselves not to see them. They are the dark bundles huddled beside bushes, under bridges, in the shadowy overhangs of buildings and … Continue reading “The Invisible Ones”

Turning a Blind Eye

March 7, 2019

It constantly amazes me when so many of our fellow citizens turn a blind eye to reprehensible conduct in those we have elected to public office.  This is especially true when we would be ashamed of the same behavior by ourselves or family members. We need to ask why we are willing to condone such … Continue reading “Turning a Blind Eye”

Why I Am Troubled

December 21, 2018

We are blessed to live in one of the richest countries in the world. Yet with Hanukkah just past and the joy of Christmas fast approaching, I am troubled. Why you might ask? Because I have a 62 year-old friend who has worked all her life as a hair dresser. She is a self-employed independent … Continue reading “Why I Am Troubled”

Wake Up!

November 5, 2018

We recently learned humanity only has eleven years left before busting through the global warming tipping point.  Will it be enough, or will we all have to suffer and pay for our complacency? Most people were stunned and horrified to see the massive destruction wrought by Hurricane Michael when it came crashing ashore as a … Continue reading “Wake Up!”

Uncivil War

October 5, 2018

The national firestorm generated by the fight over whether or not to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the US Supreme Court brings into sharp focus for me a stark truth about America today. We are in the midst of what amounts to a civil war not unlike the Civil War that almost destroyed … Continue reading “Uncivil War”

Defending the Truth and the Truth-Sayers

September 19, 2018

I just finished reading David Lawrence Jr’s book, A Dedicated Life – Journalism, Justice, and a Chance for Every Child. David has had a storied career in journalism and as the publisher of both the Detroit Free Press and the Miami Herald as well as being an incredibly effective advocate for children everywhere. I can most … Continue reading “Defending the Truth and the Truth-Sayers”

Listening to John McCain

September 5, 2018

John McCain and I overlapped during our time at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. In 1958 he was a Firsty (senior) when I was a Plebe (freshman). One of McCain’s best friends was in the same Midshipman company as I, so he spent a fair amount of time in our company area. Truth be … Continue reading “Listening to John McCain”