ElectionsVote Every year now we have established a tradition of reviewing some extraordinarily brave Americans who have caught our attention.  That doesn’t necessarily mean we have discovered the very br(more..)


ElectionsVote Before you decide to read beyond this first sentence, do me a favor and check out all the food in your home today – and then report back here. Okay, good, you’re back.  Did you notic(more..)


ElectionsVote My new paperback book is a non-psychological non-thriller.  In fact, the book is a guide on “How to Like a Human Being.” It is told from the perspective of a teacher at work rather th(more..)


ElectionsVote Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It doesn’t have the reckless materialism of some of the other holidays, nor does it have their over-the-top partying and drunken driving and the Christmas ma(more..)


ElectionsVote For anyone who has ever been a part of a live theater production, any opening night is a kind of miracle.  The world that is created on stage that first night is never seen in all the rehearsals (more..)


ElectionsVote I first saw our current US ambassador to Japan when she was 14 years old, at a 1973 media event in New York  City.  At that point she and her little brother whom we still knew then as John J(more..)


ElectionsVote In one of those great scenes that brought Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy together on the big screen, Hepburn turns down Tracy’s offer to take her out on a date at a particular time: &(more..)


ElectionsVote It is never easy criticizing the Affordable Care Act, as some people think I am doing it because I have a personal dislike of President Obama.  But that’s not true.  I like President O(more..)


ElectionsVote If an American woman were to discover the  precise mathematical equation for existence itself, the achievement will be in spite of Harvard University.  That’s because I believe that no(more..)


ElectionsVote For the briefest time in our American history – in my own time if not in yours – President Dwight D. Eisenhower was honored with his face on our American silver dollar.  This commemor(more..)