Pope Francis and the pain of prisoners

Pope Francis and the pain of prisoners

The pontiff had compassionate words for the incarcerated, but I wish he’d said something to their guards, too.During his historic U.S. visit, Po...

October 3rd, 2015 |  


My list of things to do

My list of things to do

The other day I decided to put together a list of things I really want to do before I depart this planet we all call home.My list doesn’t includ...

October 3rd, 2015 |  


Don’t fall off your bike

Don’t fall off your bike

1 Corinthians 10:12-13 “Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall. No temptation has overtaken you but such as is c...

October 3rd, 2015 |  



A big win for fast food workers

A big win for fast food workers

A recent labor board ruling lets employees bargain directly with their parent companies — and that’s a big deal.For many Americans, the on...

October 2nd, 2015 |  


Nuts to First Class

Nuts to First Class

The growing class divide on airplanes feels a lot like America’s.I recently had the occasion to fly first class. As a poet and director of a sma...

October 1st, 2015 |  


Editorial

In recent years one can hardly open a newspaper, flip on the television or pull up a news website and not read about the explosion of heroin, opiate a...

October 1st, 2015 |  


Mending Our Welcome Mat

Mending Our Welcome Mat

This nation of immigrants should shelter more Syrian refugees.My great grandmother Rose was just 10 when she traveled to the United States with her fa...

October 1st, 2015 |  


Trump’s no outlier

Trump’s no outlier

When it comes to the way he treats workers, the Donald is as Republican as capital gains and Richard Nixon.There are those who would have you believe ...

October 1st, 2015 |  


Is America ready for a Muslim president?

Is America ready for a Muslim president?

Presidential hopeful, Dr. Ben Carson, recently stated that he believes a Muslim should not be president of the United States. No sooner had he finishe...

September 30th, 2015 updated: September 30th, 2015. |  


My thanks to all participants

I had the pleasure of being on The Honor Flight from Dayton to Washington, D.C. recently (5 Sep 2015), and want to express my thanks to all involved. ...

September 30th, 2015 |