Bring in the Clowns – Whoops They Are Here

Bring in the Clowns—Whoops They Are Here Trump sows dissent, it spreads. Farmers are envious.  Trump smiles and tweets. The dissenters lash out at Pelosi and then Biden. They miniaturize the sane. Where is Amy of Minnesota? Well she is at the end of the debate...

The Big 3 and Nature

Americans are of two minds. Most revere the past and most eagerly participate in the future. We honor our heritage and fret about its decline.  I must admit some ambivalence about the future. I love Wikipedia, the instant communication options, and having done...

Faith and Community

My wife and I spend a few weeks each year at a cabin on the Beaverkill River in the Catskills of New York. We are in our 22nd year and our cabin, in a quiet rural area, has given us a window on the changes we frequently read about. Overall, the beauty of the Catskills...

Identity Politics

Identity politics! Let’s see, I am pro-choice or pro-life and therefore a Democrat or Republican. Unstated: I am willing to suspend disbelief as long as I identify with a candidate or a Party on a visceral level. And today, there is nothing more visceral than the...

Can America Survive Congress

Charles Krauthammer, in a Washington Post OpEd, summarized a series of Executive Orders by President Obama which created law, unauthorized by Congress. (The Lawless Presidency, August 16, 2013). He then observed: “Yet this president is not only untroubled by what he’s...