I can't help weeping today

even though being moved to the point of tears is not uncommon for me nowadays. I first read John Hershey’s writing about Hiroshima while in high school, from which I graduated in June of 1963. By then I had read widely about the 2nd World War. As a result I knew that Truman’s  threat of…

I write these words with great sadness and trepidation

I have read about and listened to commentary on McConnell’s proposed rules for the Senate impeachment trial beginning tomorrow.  It is for me the final straw. Perhaps I can provide some context with a tweet I posted after reading them. I wrote: simply put – if you vote to deny admission of the evidence used…

The president’s address to the nation on Russian cyber aggression

As prepared for delivery by the president (provided the president is not named Donald Trump), February 12, 2018. My fellow Americans, I have requested this time tonight to speak to you regarding a matter of the greatest national urgency. As your commander in chief, I have no greater responsibility and no more solemn obligation than the…