People don’t talk about America the way I do very much anymore. The smart pessimists call me naïve. They tell me I ignore the truths about our past. Or that I’m the […]
This week President Trump’s Twitter account was suspended. So I thought I’d share some thoughts. I’ll forgo the details of the events. Chances are if you’re reading this, you know them already. So, […]
I’m going to start where I began this whole journey. I grew up in Atlantic City, New Jersey during the time when Donald Trump owned half of the city’s casinos. And what […]
Three thoughts keep converging on me when I think about what awaits American politics in the near future to be described simply as after January 20, 2021. They don’t provide answers but […]
It’s 4thdown and 20 and the Home Team Coach decides to go for it. He’s a new Coach who’s never coached in the pros. But he got the job because he was […]
I was raised in the Catholic Church. I went to Catholic school. Like most young children I believed what I told to believe. Until I didn’t any more. As I grew older […]
It’s over. Over next few months and years there will be some debate about exactly what ended today. One thing is certain though. Barring government collapse or fantastical revelations of systemic conspiracy, […]
We are neither wolves nor sheep. We are the great upright making ape. And what has separated us from every living creature on this planet is cooperation at complexity and scale the world has never seen.
I ran my boats out of fuel one night on a long interdiction operation in East Africa. We’d gotten bad gas from one of the local stations and I had a bad […]
We’re rarely hit with something this dire at this point in the arc of our civic, democratic obligations. It’s an opportunity we can’t miss.