Category Archives: Current Events

THE SHORT ROAD TO WAR

TweetBefore a war erupts, it is a thought in the minds of men. That thought is then sent into the world through words, threats, and ultimately commands. Then the horror begins. This world is armed with enough nuclear weapons to

WE THE BELEAGUERED

TweetDonald Trump, in one of his recent tweet storms, used the word ‘beleaguered’ to describe Jeff Sessions. It’s unusual for him to use multi-syllable words, but let’s run with this for a moment. The dictionary definition of beleaguered is “suffering

THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING

TweetIt’s well known that my father was quite focused on anti-communism long before he entered politics. Ronald Reagan’s time as president of the Screen Actors Guild was often used in speaking out against the threat of communism as he (and

THE WEIGHT OF THIS SAD TIME

Tweet“The weight of this sad time we must obey, speak what we feel, not what we ought to say. The oldest hath borne most. We that are young shall never see so much nor live so long.”   – William

HOW VIOLENCE IS BORN

TweetWhen I was in high school, a boy I knew joined the Marines and eventually went to Vietnam. We began writing to each other, starting when he was training to be a soldier and extending through two tours of Vietnam.

DEATH BY EXHAUSTION

TweetThe last lines of T.S. Eliot’s poem The Hollow Men read: “This is the way the world will end, not with a bang but a whimper.” I would like to expand on that and suggest that our collective whimper might

AMERICA’S PRE-EXISTING CONDITION

TweetAmerica is not feeling well. She suffers from a myriad of symptoms — fear, anger, depression, occasional nausea brought on by fear, anger and depression. Sometimes there are chills and shortness of breath, a tightness around the heart. Mornings are

DONALD TRUMP’S ODD SENSE OF HUMANITY

TweetShortly after bombing an airstrip in Syria, Donald Trump addressed the American people with a short speech clearly written for him, since he spoke with the awkwardness  of a third-grader delivering a book report on a book he hadn’t read.

DEAR REST OF THE WORLD

TweetDear Rest of the World, You have undoubtedly noticed that America now has, ensconced in the White House (when he’s not on the golf course) a less-than-sane individual. To make matters worse, he is shadowed by a rumpled man who

THIS IS NOT A REALITY SHOW

TweetThe First Amendment of the Constitution states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably

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