This isn’t the kind of piece I write very often, but then, it isn’t often a legend is retired. Even though it happened over 3 decades ago, I think it deserves mention.
Some may have forgotten.
Francis Gary Powers, U.S. U2 reconnaissance (read spy) pilot, was shot down on May…
Recently I undertook what I anticipated might be a daunting task.
I have been on benzodiazepines for decades.
I could not sleep without them.
In contemporary parlance, I had become habituated.
First it was Dalmane (generic fluazepam).
But the large HMO of which I am a member doesn’t carry that…
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
We are limited only by our imagination.
Robert Collier (1885–1950), American author, opined a single idea can be worth a million dollars.
In today’s world, that sum probably should be upped — to perhaps a billion.
“Life is a journey, not a destination.”
There are certain trips that are memorable.
Some are once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
Some are both.
It is true you cannot step in the same stream twice.
Either the stream — or you — is/are different the…
On September 14, voters of the state of CA soundly defeated the recall of Gavin Newsom, sitting governor.
The cost? An estimated $276M.
In case you wondered, that money didn’t come from printing presses busily cutting stimulus cheques.
A number (19) of states have provisions whereby they may recall elected…
One of the expressions I remember from childhood is ‘blessing in disguise.’ My parents used it liberally.
It had various applications.
When I was a young boy, one fine summer day I accompanied my father from our house to an outdoor incinerator. Open burning was allowed at that time where…
3 is my 11 year old grandson’s favorite number.
I’m unsure exactly why.
Maybe because it’s because it’s a prime number.
I recall reading the 2003 Mark Haddon mystery novel “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” and being struck by how the various chapters were…
I was the youngest child amongst 6. I have the good fortune to still have all my siblings. We meet with some regularity on Zoom.
I am grateful for the platform, which, despite lack of geographic proximity, allows us to keep in touch during this uncertain time of pandemic.
As the tall towers taken down in NYC two decades today were twin, so were the catastrophic events of that day, marked by terror and horror.
First, several facts:
1) After 9/11, the USA retaliated by invading Afghanistan, the country known to be harboring training camps of Osama bin Laden…