It Is All So Predictable

News is now mostly thematic. If Trump is for it, I am against it. Or, if Trump is for it, I am for it or at least will find the good. Two of the nation’s most venerable newspaper are thematic. What journalism schools shaped their talent? And this disease of dogmatism...

Social Distemper

E Pluribus Unum—Out of Many One. Check it out. It is the nation’s motto and is inscribed on the Great Seal of the United States. It was put forward by Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and John Adams, among others. Or, check out a phrase used by Patrick Henry in his...

Corridors Of Imagination

I remember, though vaguely. My childhood imagination conjured a friend – although now I can’t recall our conversations. And later I imagined myself winning – I could envision a trophy presentation. But, lacking the athletic skill to really win, my victories were...

Puzzles and the Mind

I look over her shoulder – my wife’s that is. And watch as the picture, the object of the puzzle, slowly but surely begins to appear. Picture puzzles are intentional. Public policy puzzles inevitable. The pandemic puzzle was mostly dark at the beginning – those...

Cathartic

Cathartic, maybe. Hopefully! Sad and memorable, for sure. The death of George Floyd was a dramatic reminder of the poisons of prejudice behind the shield of authority. His death became a bridge to immediacy. Protests formed quickly; some were explosive. And, as...

Choices, Leadership and Confidence

Being above the 60-year-old age threshold, I hear over and over that I am physically weak. Others are told they are vulnerable because of compromised respiratory, heart, or other health problems. We are told to stay home even though home for some, is an incubator of...