Remembering Mom and Dad on Memorial Day
As Americans nationwide mark Memorial Day, this will be my first Memorial Day without my dad. He was a World War II veteran.
Since my father’s passing two months ago, seven years after my mother’s, I consider how both significant … More>
Constantly with us all: A Memorial Day Remembrance
Memorial Day is a wonderful constant. Every year, it never ceases to touch me. My family attends an annual parade in Mercer, Pennsylvania. It’s terrific—total old-school. The flags, the courthouse, the kids, the snow-cone stand, the marching bands, and, … More>
The “why” behind the IRS scandal
Let’s begin with a premise. Challenging, delaying, questioning, or bullying organizations about their non-profit, educational purposes chills both free speech and a free press. The current ruckus involving Internal Revenue Service policies aimed at conservative political groups supports that notion … More>