Covid 19

Good Samaritan

Friday, May 29th, 2020

The gospels are a rich source of wisdom.  In simple parables, they offer role models for good behavior. They also highlight some bad behavior. Often these parables take an unexpected turn and contradict common sense. The Gospels turn our common beliefs on their heads. One of my favorite parables is the story of the Good […]

Normal Hygiene?

Saturday, May 23rd, 2020

What is normal?  Normal is what we have been doing most, if not all, of our lives.  We don’t notice the abnormal unless it is a large or sudden disruption to our normal.  Most of the time, it is not.  Our lives and habits slowly change overtime. My dad used to tell of a big […]

Sacrifice

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Sacrifice means giving something up today for a better tomorrow. Self-sacrifice is a key virtue.  We give of ourselves to better those around us.  Our communities honor those among us who excel at self-sacrifice. Recently, we have seen the rise of an old and ugly form of sacrifice: the sacrifice of others.  A small, vocal […]

Donald Trump, The Gambler

Friday, May 8th, 2020

Donald Trump is a well-known gambler.  Almost all of the time, he gambles with other peoples’ money.   Donald used bankruptcy laws six times to protect himself from catastrophic losses.  Four of those bankruptcies involved casinos.  I thought the rule was “the house always wins.” Now, Donald is gambling with our lives.  Covid 19 has already […]

Public Investments: An Ounce of Prevention

Friday, April 10th, 2020

Donald’s disease continues on a record pace to reverse the economy President Obama built. Public investments are an ounce of prevention. They cost less than a pound of cure. America must have robust international partnerships. Americans living, working, studying overseas tear down walls and promote openness. Americans live and learn. America live in a world. […]

The Great Conversion

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Some of you may have heard that universities are moving “online.” That phrase means many things for many people. For me, I believe in face-to-face. My students paid for face-to-face, and I am going to try to give the best possible under the circumstances. As a gamer, I can’t imagine a video chat providing the […]

Liar In Chief

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

I am simply documenting this. He does not even pretend. The most Orwellian misleader ever in the history of the United States ________________ “This is a pandemic,” Mr. Trump told reporters. “I felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic.” ______________ From the New York Times,  Katie Rogers, March 17, 2020 […]