December 2016

True Grit with a Smile

Growing up, I had many interests, but none could match the fascination and passion I had for the U.S. space program, especially the first, Project Mercury.

When it was announced late yesterday that the last of the original seven Mercury astronauts, the first man … Read More

Last Sunday on the CBS News program 60 Minutes, Scott Pelley spoke with House Speaker Paul Ryan. One exchange caught my attention.

Pelley: Trump tweeted, in the last week or so, that he had actually “…won the popular vote, if you deduct the millions … Read More

The passing of actor and political activist Robert Vaughn reminded me that we should never forget the lessons of history. It also reminded me of a time in college.

In 1972 I had one more required class to take, American Jurisprudence. From the moment … Read More

Memo to the 11%: It’s Just a CUP!

Last year, Starbucks – a company well-known for its inclusive, positive message along with excellent service – became the center of a controversy that should never have taken place. As MSNBC reported (Nov. 13, 2015), “The iconic Christmas cup has featured several winter-themed designs since … Read More