Analysis, Commentary, Opinion 07.14.2018 Hurry Up and Wait Hurry up and wait, I learned that phrase when I was in the Navy, in boot camp, where every day was an exercise in patience, standing in long-lines for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and every other little thing we had to do. Hurry up and wait. This […]Read more "Hurry Up and Wait – Editorial, The Week in Review"
Analysis, Commentary, Opinion 07.07.2018 Home I am thinking of home today. Of what it means to have one, especially for those who do not. I was with my good friend yesterday, who, at the age of fifty-three closed on his first home, in the Seward neighborhood, which he loves, on a block that he loves, […]Read more "Home – Editorial, The Week in Review"
Analysis, Commentary, Opinion 06.30.2018 Regrets I spent the last half of this week listening to the leaders and spokespeople for the Democratic Party talk at length about their plans to try and stop the appointment of the next Supreme Court Justice by Donald Trump. It is nauseating. The prospect of this illegitimate president appointment […]Read more "Regrets – Editorial, The Week in Review"
Analysis, Commentary, Opinion 06.16.2018 Alien There are a hundred and ninety-two references to aliens, to strangers in scripture and none of them give license to any person or power to treat those people unjustly. On the contrary, the law of the sacred text calls us to remember where we came from, to remember […]Read more "Alien – Editorial, The Week in Review"
Tragedy The tragic death of Anthony Bourdain, of Kate Spade; wealthy and famous, influential-glitterati should give everyone pause to consider just how fragile we all are, how easily any one of us may succumb to despair. The things you have, or have done, the stuff you have accumulated, the accolades; by themselves they are […]Read more "Tragedy – Editorial, The Week in Review; Analysis, Commentary, Opinion"
Editorial, The Week in Review – Analysis, Commentary, Opinion 06.02.2018 Our culture is filled with violence. We are surrounded by it, entertained by it, given a steady diet of it, as if violence were like water, the universal solvent, apply it to any issue. Violence will wash it away. We are confused about this, […]Read more "Fear, Anger, Hate, and Violence – Part IV"
Editorial, The Week in Review – Analysis, Commentary, Opinion 05.26.2018 There is hatred all around the world the world. We come to hate those we fear, who make us angry. Hatred is not a justification for violence, fear provides that, and anger provides the impetus. Hatred allows the violence we perpetrate against one another to […]Read more "Fear, Anger, Hate, and Violence – Part III"