Citizenship

“I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete.” – Ronald Reagan… Read More

Sculptor J. Brett Grill (left) talks with Joan O’Meara Winant as Dr. John Winant, Jr. and Representative Stephen Shurtleff look on after the unveiling of the John Gilbert Winant bronze statue in front of the State Library on Park Street on Friday, June 30, 2017.  … Read More

True story, every morning, I make the bed. (I also wash my own laundry but that’s another story.)

Over the years, my wife has occasionally mentioned this to others at social functions, as if performing such tasks was due to some anomalous male genetic mutation. … Read More

A Simple, Powerful Message

Here Rests, In Honored Glory, An American Soldier, Known But To God

– inscription on the tomb of the unknown soldiers, Arlington National Cemetery

Palm Desert, California eighth-grader John Diaz, along with fifty other students, will be visiting Washington D.C. in June for their first … Read More

We are standing on a precipice of an Alt-Reality where self-serving falsehoods are driving out truth and objectivity. Goodbye Walter Cronkite; hello Alt-Deceivers.

Fake news stories have quickly taken on a life of their own. Part of this is due to the hyperpartisanship of the … Read More

More Like Alex

Last August, the world was shocked and outraged at the tragedy that has become Alepo, Syria. However, it was the image of a dust and blood-covered Syrian boy, Omran Daqneesh, that crystallized the true cost of war.

Although Omran’s older brother Ali died of his … Read More

Humanize not Modernize

Democracy is the only system capable of reflecting the humanist premise of equilibrium or balance. The key to its secret is the involvement of the citizen.”         – John Ralston Saul

“A nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.” – Ronald Reagan… Read More