Yes! That’s it Exactly!

I was nearly brought to tears this morning when what I have been feeling, worrying about, and thinking for the last, well, for a long time, was encapsulated by three New York Times essays. That constant background noise of my thoughts, worries and emotions might be akin to an individual’s constant tinnitus or even theContinue reading “Yes! That’s it Exactly!”

Hard Times Come Again No More

The song, “Hard Times Come Again No More” by Stephen Foster, from 1854, still resonates. While how we conduct our daily lives today is different than during the industrial revolution, Gilded age and Civil War, maybe we are seeing the underlying ideals still remain. As we progress through this pandemic, some are quickly shifting fromContinue reading “Hard Times Come Again No More”

The Old Man and Lady Liberty

I’ve been thinking about the Impeachment. We all fully expected acquittal. In some ways, I agree with the GOP Senators who agreed Trump had done inappropriate (even illegal) activity, but to remove him would be too dangerous in the current hyper-politicized country. Though if they really believed he is guilty, then they swore an oathContinue reading “The Old Man and Lady Liberty”

It’s a Neighborly Day in the Beautywood

At the urging of a friend, Tracy and I went to see A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood last night. This movie is actually not a biopic about Fred Rogers. It is more about an Esquire reporter, identified with the pseudonym Lloyd Vogel in the movie, assigned to write the biography of Fred Rogers forContinue reading “It’s a Neighborly Day in the Beautywood”