With the continuing chaos coming out of Washington on an almost daily basis, we need re-acquaint ourselves with our better angels. This week, I offer three baseball stories.
This commentary is only 217 words, but it speaks volumes about civility and the simple human kindness … Read More
In January 1969, I was roaming around a local bookstore. My second year in college and I had to select a non-fiction book to read and write a report for a history class.
History… what book am I going to find that’ll maintain my interest? … Read More
One of the most unforgettable and tragic news stories of the last 60 years took place on November 22, 1963.
I never saw it until years later because I was sitting in my High School Homeroom class in New Rochelle, New York. It began with … Read More
This is the second of two commentaries about Maj. John Baldwin (Ret.) chest surgeon extraordinaire. Wednesday’s commentary talked about Baldwin’s quick thinking and skillful hands as a young resident. This piece story goes back in time to 1951.
In 1951, nuclear testing continued with a … Read More
Last month Arizona Senator Jeff Flake delivered a declaration on the floor of the Senate worthy of Daniel Webster, about how, lately, “…our democracy is more defined by our discord and our dysfunction than by our own values and principles.”
He offered a passionate plea … Read More
A few months ago I learned about the dedication of a statue of John Gilbert Winant from Concord resident and college professor Stephen Ambra.
“Who the heck is John Gilbert Winant?” I asked.
“He’s one of this country’s great unsung heroes of World War II,” … Read More
That’s right. Those two zany congressmen from Texas are off on the wildest, funniest road they’ve ever traveled! … And you’re along for the ride!
Starring Will Hurd, a Republican and “Beto” O’Rourke, a Democrat…
(Cue the music)
O’Rourke: “We’re off on the road … Read More