NAZIS IN AMERICA

August 15, 2017 is now a date that will go down in history: the day an American President defended neo-Nazis and the KKK. Donald Trump, who won the electoral college but failed to win the popular vote, endeared himself to

THE SHORT ROAD TO WAR

Before 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

Donald 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

It’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

“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

PIECES OF MY FATHER

On this day in 2004, my father died. Each year, the day is, for me, one of reflection and reverence. A journey back through memories. My father had a scar on his thumb, a dent really, from a childhood accident.

HOW VIOLENCE IS BORN

When 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

The 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

America 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

Shortly 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.

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