May 29, 2020

"One hour of justice is worth an age of praying." -- Mother Jones, The Wail of the Children speech, July 27, 1903

May 28, 2020

Election Day is one (1) day per year.  What are people to do the other 364 days?

I believe that there is a growing sense of powerlessness at being taught and told that we live in a representative democracy, but yet in reality having little to no power or control over wh...

May 27, 2020

At a time so raw as the one we're living in today, I hate to put this out there, but I'll ask anyway: How do we prevent the death of the 'next' George Floyd?

I don't know.  There are any number of closet racists in this country -- those who are smart or savvy enough not...

May 26, 2020

Last night, a man named George Floyd was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota in what is yet another incident of police brutality against a brown-skinned American of African descent.

For whatever weight my voice carries in this world, I denounce police b...

May 25, 2020

Although today is a holiday, I won't say "Happy Memorial Day" since the purpose of the holiday is to remember and honor those men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

My grandfather served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  And my father-in-law...

May 22, 2020

The following long quotation from the movie Rocky Balboa (2006) is a gem of wisdom that anyone of us, especially in a moment of self-doubt or self-pity, should read for motivation and re-focus:

"But somewhere along the line, you changed. You stopped being you. You let p...

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