Best to Carefully Choose Resolutions

Wow! Already the last week of 2016 and a time when thoughts turn to resolutions. Many of us, especially the perpetually organized, yours truly included, feel compelled to add a tad bit more pressure to life by setting new goals for January 1 and … [Read more...]

The Ballad of Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan made a career out of being elusive. He continues that pattern today at age 75. He has performed under a half dozen pseudonyms, even the name he owns legally is of his own creation; he originally was Robert Zimmerman. He could write a dozen … [Read more...]

Just Say No to Betsy DeVos

At the risk of sounding like Donald Trump, Betsy DeVos will be a disaster. Ms. DeVos is a terrific Republican leader. She’s been effective as a pol, as a fundraiser, and as an organizer. She should stay in that realm. Her only educational training … [Read more...]

Literally But Not Seriously

There are four ways to consider the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. The first is to take his words and actions to be literal, but not serious. I fell into that category and I was wrong. While making my voting … [Read more...]

Whack-A-Mole in the Oval Office

The president of the United States spends most days trying to guess from which hole the elusive critter chooses to show its mangy, little head.   During the election season, both voters and candidates like to make issues and plans a big deal. What … [Read more...]

Two-Faced? I Don’t Think So

Conflict and treachery in government service have been a part of our Republic since the Declaration of Independence took its first breath. Nothing happening today in politics is new, nor should it be shocking. Sitting Vice President Aaron Burr shot … [Read more...]

The King

Arnold Palmer was without peer in the annals of professional golf. He was without peer, but he holds no all-time records. He was the first golfer to win $1 million in one season, but today gofers regularly win more than that in one tournament. Arnie– … [Read more...]

“There You Go Again”

President Ronald Reagan famously used that line for the first of several times in the 1980 Presidential Debate against incumbent President Jimmy Carter. Carter began arguing the fact that former Gov. Reagan had been staging a 20-year battle against … [Read more...]

A Tale of Woe Unravels

Aetna, Anthem, Humana, Cigna and the biggest of them all, United Health Group are up in arms. The health insurance giants say they cannot make a profit working within the confines of the Affordable Care Act. I certainly hope that sob story doesn’t r … [Read more...]

Grandpa, Where Did Rock and Roll Come From?

I’m on vacation this week, so while I’m on the beach, I thought I’d entertain you and push my most recent book, From Zero to Puberty and Other Life Stories. It’s a fun look back at baby boomers and our journey through the fifties, sixties, and beyond. … [Read more...]