It is easy to romanticize the past, both that past we knew and that we have only dreamt about.
I’m reminded of Edward Arlington Robinson’s poem; Minever Cheevy"
“...Miniver mourned the ripe renown
That made so many a name so fragrant;
He mourned Romance, now on the town,
And Art, a vagrant...”
Not only do we romanticize the distant past, we misremember our own.
Thinking about public school and school shootings, I remember my…Continue
The following article is not about gun control, per se, as a means of stopping school shootings. When nothing changed after the shooting of first graders at Sandy Hook most of us despaired of anything meaningful ever happening because of the hold that the arms industry has on Congress.
This is about Florida laws that restrict the sale of pistols to those over 21 while allowing an 18 year old to buy an AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle. Note that the ammunition fired by…Continue
Hope Hicks has had a meteoric rise within the Trump organization. Now, she is in a precarious position because of relationship with one of the men close to Donald Trump.
Who is Hope Hicks, how did she make this rise to fame and notoriety, and how has her position been compromised?
Hope Hicks is a 29 year old…
My father’s older sister, Nellie Roe, was according to my father, who was several years younger, pretty, kind, smart and probably the best of the seven kids. When Nellie was fourteen she was stricken with typhoid fever and died.
Who knows what Nellie might have accomplished? Given that her grandparents were immigrants, the family lived on a farm in Oklahoma, and that she was a girl born about 1903 probably nothing more than most of us do, but we’ll never…Continue