Citizenship

Apologies. I’m working on a special project that has taken up yesterday and today. “What We Need to Be,” is scheduled for Monday.   “We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the Read More

The Piraro Principle

This cartoon, from the wry and witty mind of Dan Piraro, could not be more timely. The first meaning suggests that we expect others to change rather than ourselves. However, a second meaning, Piraro says, “insinuates how we try the same failed things over and … Read More

From New York to Atlanta; San Diego to DC. Nearly 40 cities are facing protests, many of them violent, that haven’t been seen for decades. Fire erupted in the basement of St. John’s Church in Washington as helicopters hovered over a city that has become … Read More

Doing the Good

“Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.” – Socrates

Remember Lucy van Pelt, the loud-mouthed, know-it-all critic of everyone, especially Charlie Brown? From time to time, she’d set-up a booth and hang out her shingle: Psychiatric Help 5¢. With the coronavirus … Read More

In “Finding Hope,” a special report by TIME magazine (April 27-May4), the editors asked a variety of notable individuals to offer their perspective on handling the effects of Covid-19 have had on us all. See if you can identify the common thread in the collection … Read More

SGN*

With the United States now the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic, tough times have fallen hard on millions. However, as these stories illustrate, that’s when Americans step up.

Georgetown, Tennessee teen, Elizabeth Taylor, a cashier at a local grocery store, stepped up when Layne McKeel … Read More

We have survived crises before. However, the events we are now facing have brought about an unimaginable chain reaction. This is not the America many of us grew up with and loved.

We’ve faced down bullies before, but these current threats come in a different … Read More