Logic
Posted on February 27, 2017

There’s something to be said for being logical. Nowadays we hear a lot about “post-truth” and “alternate facts.” Those things do not exist apart from cartoons. Truth is truth. Facts are facts. And common logic is a mathematical reality. A+B=C demands via logic that C-B=A. You can’t reinterpret that.

More Alike Than Different
Posted on February 20, 2017

“We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike.” (from The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou) I was reflecting on Ms. Angelou’s words today and thinking of how healing they potentially could be.

Sure Could Use A Little Good News Today
Posted on February 13, 2017

Sure Could Use A Little Good News Today. You’ve heard me refer to that before. It was a hit song by Anne Murray back in 1983. I’ve been singing it a lot lately, hoping that in this too often discouraging (and sometimes depressing) moment in history I can somehow locate some good news as an antidote to the evening news.

What’s So Bad About Feeling Good?
Posted on February 6, 2017

Everyone who owned a television in the 60s and 70s has recently mourned the death of Mary Tyler Moore. She was a wonderful entertainer, as actress, comedienne, and dancer. Her roles in The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show were groundbreaking. She both set the standard and opened the door for countless future stars who followed in her footsteps. Of course, in addition to those two famous shows, she did many other things, some remembered and some forgotten. You may remember a movie she did with Elvis entitled Change of Habit. You may not remember one with George Peppard from about that same period of time. I recall it simply because I love the title: What’s So Bad About Feeling Good?