For Loving One Man?

With the rights of LGBTQ Americans under threat and on the ballot in two weeks, it seems the proper time to repost this blog I did almost three years ago. It was the hardest thing I ever wrote and the rightest thing I ever wrote. Hemingway said, “All you have to...

Tyranny of the 1099

This is a repost of a piece I wrote 18 months ago. WIth so many more people forced by the COVID pandemic into gigs as 1099 workers–and the impending election where the stakes couldn’t be hire for American workers–I thought it an opportune moment to...

The Corrosion of Hate

It’s The Hate that’s wearing me down. This week, culminating with a late-night Trump tweet admitting he’s positive for COVID, The Hate reached new depths. I’m a dyed-in-the-Blue-wool liberal, but I don’t hope Donald Trump dies from COVID....

Reforming the Court

I posted a Twitter thread to contribute something meaningful to the bitter debate swirling around the inevitable confirmation of a replacement for recently departed American icon, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, before the November election. I taught comparative law and...

Tyranny of the Minority

With the temporary return of breathable air to Northern California, last evening I was sitting on the back terrace reading a novel and feeling rather fine. This was abruptly interrupted by a scream from my wife, KayKay. Thinking she had either stabbed herself or been...

Bad Air Day

My wife and I left our home in the Virginia Tidewater four weeks ago, trekking 3,000 miles in a Fiat 500 during a pandemic to help our daughter and son-in-law with our two grandkids. We can work from anywhere, so we have this kind of flexibility, which makes us Very...

The Value of Honor

I couldn’t have written this 48 hours ago. That’s when The Atlantic story reporting that  Trump called the 1,800 Marines who fell at Belleau Wood during the First World War “suckers” and the thousands of American doughboys buried in the Aisne-Marne cemetery “losers.”...

That One Teacher

This week, I received a Facebook message from an old high school friend that saddened me. Our former American Literature and Rhetoric teacher had been killed in an auto accident. I was equally stunned that her obituary said she was only 80. I would’ve guessed she was...

Bad Grandpa?

[This is an encore of a post from 2019. Happy to report Goldie is now 16 months old and a total charmer, while brother Goober is a 5-year-old, headed for online kindergarten in a few weeks. Kay-Kay and I are en route to California for five months in an Airbnb just...

Pin It on Pinterest