To Bruce, With Love

The article headline in the New York Times was: “How Do Christians Fit Into the Two Party System? They Don’t.” The author, Tim Keller is the founder of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York. I spent dozens of mornings with Tim in a small study group while living in...

Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, has noted that with infectious diseases you are always behind. Translated, we do not know as individuals the likely trajectory of Covid19 and of...

Reflections on the Crisis

My mind wanders. Worlds are changed by severe crises. What will our many faceted world look like in 2021? I have a faint recollection of the polio epidemic. And especially Jonas Salk and his invention, the Salk vaccine. It came over 60 years after the first polio...

Teenagers – Traps and Windows

Perhaps all parents from the lens of the present are thankful their children were raised in an earlier time. Or, maybe not. It is hard to imagine the anguish of a parent hugging their child as he/she goes off to war. But I know that analog parents worry about their...

What a Mess!

What a mess! The law of unintended consequences (I assume) has consumed the most important selection process we engage, choosing a president. If the United States is the citadel of democracy, the non-authoritarian world is in trouble. Let’s see. In 2020 we will elect...

The Real Loser

Confucius: “Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.” The results are in. Michael Bloomberg will not be president. He, the pundits agreed, is a lousy debater and perforce, will be rejected in his campaign to be the nominee of the Democrat party. We’ll see....