Column: The Race Wars

The second amendment to the Constitution was intended to protect us, not to kill us.  What most Americans do not remember or do not know is that this amendment was a response to conditions prevailing in America at the end of the Eighteenth Century.  It states, “A well regulated Militia, Continue reading “Column: The Race Wars”

A City With a Past – Charleston, South Carolina

One evening during our visit to Charleston, as we clambered into an Uber and buckled in, the driver held up a palm-sized Alexa device and said, “Pick a song!”

Unprepared for this unexpected invitation, the four of us – Dave, Edie, her husband Dave, and me – waffled a bit before Continue reading “A City With a Past – Charleston, South Carolina”

Kill The Whale

An estimated 127,000 Russian troops and thousands of tanks, artillery pieces, armored personnel carriers, and war planes are in place along three of the Ukraine’s four borders. By the time you read this piece, these Russians may have already invaded the Ukraine and incorporated it Continue reading “Kill The Whale”

Column: A Closer Look at Our Founding Fathers

John Hancock, a wealthy merchant from Boston, Massachusetts, who gained renown for evading the British blockade of Boston Harbor during the American Revolution, signed the Declaration of Independence on August 2, 1776. As President of the Second Continental Congress, he had the honor Continue reading “Column: A Closer Look at Our Founding Fathers”

Column: Advancing the Critical Mistakes Theory

All doctors make mistakes. Good doctors learn from them. The same can be said of nations. The United States is a great nation with a relatively brief history, and one of its greatest assets is the willingness of its general population to look critically at the consequences of past Continue reading “Column: Advancing the Critical Mistakes Theory”

Column: Unmasked

A member of the U.S. House of Representatives recently declared that the House rule that members must wear masks while in the House chamber was equivalent to the Nazi demand that Jews wear gold stars on their clothing to facilitate their being identified, packed on to cattle cars, Continue reading “Column: Unmasked”