AN OPEN LETTER TO DONNA KARAN

Ms. Karan, I am going to print your exact quote here before responding to it — the quote you gave when you were asked about Harvey Weinstein and the accusations of sexual assault: “How do we display ourselves? How do

LET THEM EAT PAPER TOWELS

Days ago, there was a photograph of Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, chest deep in filthy water, holding a bullhorn, calling out to people in houses to see what help they need. Yesterday, there was footage of Donald Trump tossing rolls

CHILDREN WITH BOMBS

It is an irrefutable fact of life that adults who behave like children do adult damage. The greater their power, the wider their reach, the more damage they are likely to inflict. At this time, we have two world leaders

HIGHER GROUND

Waters rising. People fleeing for their lives, hoping to make it to higher ground. A baby clinging to his dead mother. People clinging to hope on top of cars, roofs, trapped in houses where the water just keeps rising. It

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.

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