Understanding needs love. Love needs understanding.
On January 18, 2018, just seven days after President Trump made his remark about people from “shithole countries,” the Gallup news organization released the results of a new poll. It revealed that globally, when 1,000 […]
To my Ghanaian professor Charles: You are a brilliant doctor of statistics, and thank you for your amazing teaching. I was always impressed that Ghana evidently had the highest proportions of PhDs to population of […]
In a small New Hampshire town, there was a man who had an absolute love for pheasants. The locals looked at him farcically as he was a brawny, rough-hewn truck driver who paradoxically spoke of […]
I peel my sweaty fingers off the sticky steering wheel. Flicking the vents in the optimistic hope of even a small breath of cool air. Forced to roll the windows down in the 90-degree […]
A number of years ago, a great Olympian faced his final challenge in attempting to reach the Olympics. While three times he had participated in the games, the stresses of the trials never subside. It […]
It is a glorious morning. The water of the bay ripples and glints in the sun, and the grass fringing the beach and the estuary furls and unfurls in the breeze. On the other […]
Blessed are those who have the gift of sight. But in order to see, the seer must first see the seer.
A young man went off to fight in a battle he could not win. So many had already died over endless years of tragic sacrifice, a cost perhaps too high for the pretense of peace. […]
On February 7, 2017, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Betsy DeVos as President Trump’s new Secretary of Education. The vote was historic, but not for a positive reason: DeVos was confirmed only because […]