There is a wonderful moment at the mid-point of the classic adventure film “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” when Indiana, in a quiet moment with his father, laments that throughout their relationship they have never simply talked. Professor Jones Sr. (wonderfully Continue reading “Column: The Civil Pause”→
On Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022, the sun will stop falling from the elevated excursions across the sky that it reached in June, 2022, and will start climbing again. We refer to this as the winter solstice, the day when the sun “stands still.” This is called the solstice because it was Continue reading “Column: Winter Solstice”→
Pass the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, candied sweets, green beans, cranberry sauce, pumpkin bread, squash and apple pie. The mere thought of the aromas of these traditional foods wafting from the kitchen throughout the house gives me a nostalgic feeling.
The Covid-19 pandemic is probably over. We lost over one million of our fellow Americans as it grew from a menacing public health incident to a full blown national disaster. It is apparent in retrospect what went wrong. It is also apparent that despite the awful losses we suffered Continue reading “Column: The Health of Healthcare”→
Victory is defeat. Lies are truth. Misinformation is information. As the midterm election results are counted and recounted, we find the losers celebrating, and the winners complaining about the contest they just won. The Democrats no longer hold a majority of seats in the House Continue reading “Column: Newspeak vs. Oldspeak”→
Buster Keaton didn’t really get started in show business until the ripe old age of 3, though he did crawl onto the stage in the middle of his parents’ vaudeville act “by mistake” when he was a 9-month-old toddler.
Just when it was beginning to feel like we would never close on our new house, our lawyer called to let us know the date and time. It was really going to happen. We went to her office on a sunny Friday morning, bursting with excitement.