John McCain O dear soul, it is finally time for you to rest To gladly exhale, one last time Your corpus ever so weary and worn by tireless battles Never yielding, ever driven to Persevere, to Survive, to Overcome You have returned home Physically broken, emotionally exhausted, trudging one day to the next with Strength […]
What I learned From the Playground Bully
During my childhood, the playground bully was a staple; usually ruling recess with an iron fist. While I went to great lengths to avoid his and at times her attention, some days it was my turn in the barrel and that was the accepted reality of the times. The bully’s of my youth were usually […]
Democrat or Republican; We Should “Listen” to the Writings of Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin, a great American writer, producer and actor, offers a few provoking thoughts that we should all reflect upon. I feel that we have lost our way with regard to politics, and are desperately in need of a compass. Here are two “clips” from his writings. “America isn’t easy. America is advanced citizenship. You […]
The ACLU, Why Aren’t You A Member?
Author’s note: The mere mention of the “ACLU” evokes strong emotions in many. Writing this article is akin to a doctor’s physical; not pleasant but necessary. I ask you to open your mind for just a minute and then let me know what you think. Before you throw your phone or computer across the room, […]