“The Rest of the World Hears You”: 9/11 in Pictures

As the anniversary of 9/11 passes, only images of that moment in our nation’s story can suffice to bring to us the raw emotion of such an event. That day, the cruel bite of circumstance stole from us an American innocence which was taken for granted in such an open, powerful, and welcoming society. Liberty,…

Saying Goodbye-ish is such a Sweet Sorrow

Drove Kate down to American University over the weekend. She’s come a long way. Very happy, or so it appears and ready for college. For my wife, Kate leaving the nest is a cause for depression — and I hadn’t thought about it this way. Eighteen years is a long time to bring up a…

On Abortion

On abortion… Immigrants being given funding for abortions in Oregon doesn’t bother me. Abortions in general don’t bother me. I am not certain why, except to write that my understanding of the world allows for abortion as an adjunct to the Malthusian belief that the earth’s population is diminished by war and famine and climactic…