The shower is my sanctuary. Its glass walls providing a steamy blackboard where the problems of the world are examined, tested and solved. My mind drifts wildly as the warm water pours across my shoulders, washing life’s drama into the basin, where I watch it splash and swirl before it flows into the drain. I […]
In the early 1900’s, George Santayana wrote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” This aphorism is, arguably, one of the most important sentences ever written. It reminds us that history has an ugly habit of repeating itself. Today, we appear hellbent on removing anything from our history that might be […]
The most dangerous people are the ones who say nothing. They do not brag, they do not make threats and they do not seek attention. They know what they want, they know how to get it and they see no advantage or benefit in discussing it. I do not respect the person who tells you […]
Imagine a small office filled wall-to-wall with file cabinets and that each is wide open and its contents are either taped to the wall or dumped in a pile on the floor. Welcome to the mind of the human male.. This little slice of chaos has managed, somehow, to avoid any type of useful evolution […]
Many people talk way too much and say too little. Give them a pen and paper and they’re lost; rendered speechless, finally.
(Below is a partial quote from the movie “The American President,” 1995. Written by Aaron Sorkin.) “America isn’t easy. America is advanced citizenship. You’ve gotta want it bad, ’cause it’s gonna put up a fight. It’s gonna say, ‘You want free speech? Let’s see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who’s […]