I’d like to share some eloquent words about fatherhood and the significance of fathers to their families. So I’ll borrow words from people far more eloquent than me. Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride and inspiration. Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of … More Father’s Day 2017
Memorial Day has been around since the close of the Civil War (originally called Decoration Day). It has been a federal holiday since 1971, and is meant to honor those who died serving in the US military. Every year I observe some of what has been colloquially referred to as “Barbecue Shaming,” where we are … More Memorial Day
Don’t forget to call or visit Mom today! Since I’m not particularly clever or poetic, please enjoy some quotes I found through the magic of the interwebs… “It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?” – Mahatma Gandhi “A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting … More Happy Mother’s Day 2017!!!
President Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey, “effective immediately,” as reported by the New York Times and other news outlets. This is an interesting move. The NY Times reports: Memos released by the White House show that Rod J. Rosenstein, the newly sworn-in deputy attorney general, recommended that Mr. Comey be fired over how … More “You’re Fired”
I was tempted to write something about the history of this holiday, through all of its various forms and traditions. I suppose that isn’t necessary. Anyone who is interested can do that research, and a piece like that always appears to be a shot at someone’s strongly held beliefs. Instead, let’s focus on the aspect … More Happy Easter
Illegal wiretapping by former President Obama is one hell of an accusation. Even with no evidence offered, such an allegation needs to be taken seriously and investigated. It’s important to note that a President cannot unilaterally order such an intrusion. The Foreign Intelligence Security Act of 1978 (FISA – Public Law 95-511, OCT 25, 1978) … More Obama Wiretapped Trump???
Happy New Year to all! I just read a very salient article published on this fist day of 2017, which I would like to share with you all (in case you haven’t already seen it.The piece is Take It From A German: Americans Are Too Timid In Confronting Hate, by Sabine Heinlein, and I think … More Happy New Year! And, Consider This…
As we transition into winter, I just want to take a moment to tell the small group of folks that actually look at this blog Happy Holidays! Whatever you winter celebratory tradition, whether religious, secular, or based on a pair of cartoon-writers’ LSD-fueled imaginations, please enjoy your celebration.
What does someone think, who gets told to “go back where you came from” by someone whose own lineage does not originate in this land? It’s quite an absurd demand, given that people with Western European heritage are the ones most likely to issue such a direction. And, likely as not, this utterance will be … More Go Back to Your Country (?)
What are you eating for your big Thanksgiving meal (if you’re having one)? Is it turkey? Have you ever given any thought to the history of the turkey, or how it came to be associated with holiday meals? Probably not, but if you’re interested, both History.org and History.com provide some information on the origins of … More Happy Thanksgiving! (Sharing is Caring…)