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1-26-21 Leave the driving to us

A ubiquitous commercial of years gone by featured the motto, “Leave the driving to us.” Once a dominant feature on highways throughout the United States and Canada, the distinctive Greyhound Bus logo and sentiment remains as a viable and affordable method for long...

1-19-21 Words

This week’s presidential inauguration marks a turning point in national politics and a reminder, through remembrance of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., that words are the sharp edge of action to achieve reform or change. A call to action typically precedes voluntary...

1-12-21 The Fire Next Time

American novelist James Baldwin (1924-1987) published a widely acclaimed pair of essays in 1963 under the title, The Fire Next Time. In the midst of tremendous national turmoil, his voice reflected the contradictions and angst of the racial divide in our country and...

1-5-21 Back to the Future

The Back to the Future franchise made popular from the first 1985 film featuring a young man’s journey with a brilliant, but eccentric inventor who converts a DeLorean automobile into a time machine, describes the advantages and pitfalls of traveling back and forth...

12-29-20 Consequences

The sound of this new year will be a collective sigh of relief as 2020 dwindles to its last few days. As another calendar year begins, although largely symbolic, it signals a renewal of purpose and intent to improve and excel beyond what has been. Many New Year toasts...

12-22-20 Santa Claus is alive and well!

Each year, I step aside to let perennial eight-year-old, Virginia O'Hanlon, pose a question that has reverberated for over a century. She wrote a letter to the editor of New York's SUN in 1897 and the response, printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897, the work...