It would be nice if everything was either-or, black or white; if the laws of physics only allowed one cause for every observed effect. It would be useful if history books reflected the true nature of what occurred in the past, and all our problems would be solved if everyone always told the truth.
This is all wishful thinking, of course. It’s like unicorns and colonies on Mars. It’s like the past we think we can recapture.
I was born in Akron, Ohio in 1947. Continue reading
More than a few Democrats I love and respect are considering supporting Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential primary election. The Democratic field is all of two people, and the other candidate is a household name with exceptional political pedigree—so the decision to vote for a relatively unknown “democratic socialist” Senator from Vermont is not the path of least resistance. If you’re a Bernie fan, I assume you’ve chosen to support him because you’ve read, you’ve studied, and you’ve differentiated. If you’re on the fence, I ask that you do just a bit more reading, studying, and differentiating before you buy into “feeling the Bern.” I respectfully submit the following six questions for your consideration in this effort. Continue reading