Peace begins with the truth

Peace begins with the truth

As I grew up in the 1950s and ’60s, I became accustomed to watching the evening news with my parents. Those short news segments became part of r...

October 14th, 2021 |  


Movies with the next generation

Movies with the next generation

It’s strange trying to explain your childhood to your children.It involves explaining a different time in a different culture in a different pla...

October 13th, 2021 |  


Why good journalism matters

Why good journalism matters

These days, how many times have you heard the statement that we live in a post-truth society? In my view, it’s a self-evident prophesy that if t...

October 12th, 2021 |  



Nocturnal noshing from nowhere

Nocturnal noshing from nowhere

I am a person of generally good habits, which is why it is puzzling when I acquire a bad one.Habits are probably the most important thing when it come...

October 11th, 2021 |  


Will hazing be a past memory?

Will hazing be a past memory?

It has been a long time since I had anything to do with a long-standing ritual called hazing, mostly known as something pledges, or new members, must ...

October 8th, 2021 |  


Separating fact from fiction

Separating fact from fiction

Being a frequent distant driver, both for labor and leisure, I’ve seen a lot beyond my roads’ edge lines and those reminder grooves that s...

October 7th, 2021 |  


It is well with my soul

It is well with my soul

It seems like not that long ago when Earl Hughes hired me as a “bag boy” at Great Scot in Hillsboro. I had to wear a dress shirt with a ti...

October 6th, 2021 |  


A rational or irrational world?

A rational or irrational world?

When I first turned 18 years of age, living in Greenwich, Connecticut, just a few miles from New York City, getting ready to make my first drive into ...

October 5th, 2021 |  


Cousins are a family gift

Cousins are a family gift

“We are cleaning up our stuff,” Meshach, the tile layer who now more or less permanently resides in our home, informed me. “We are g...

October 4th, 2021 |  


How did you learn how to drive?

How did you learn how to drive?

It was a different time for sure, back in the years when I was learning to drive and my Dad and others would take me out on back roads where I could t...

October 1st, 2021 |