Portraits of Courage

I mentioned the other week that I had pre-ordered President George W. Bush's new book, Portraits of Courage, and now that I've finally devoted some time to it I can wholeheartedly endorse it. This compilation of more than ninety Wounded Warriors painted by their former Commander in Chief is very touching and well done. You will be … Continue reading Portraits of Courage

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Believe Me

I was going to do my next post about President Bush's new book, Portraits of Courage, or the wonderful new PBS miniseries I watch this week, Africa's Great Civilizations, hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. And I wasn't even thinking I'd write anything today but then I woke up to the latest craziness from our so-called … Continue reading Believe Me

Autopsy of a Farewell

https://youtu.be/Z1gpZR6vBn8 As we quickly approach the period that future generations will refer to as, "The Dark Time," and we imagine the phrase, "Disgraced Former President Trump," will enter the lexicon quickly, we could all do for a little hope and positivity. President Obama's Farewell Address the other night was a great speech. Thoughtful, inspiring, emotional, heartfelt. … Continue reading Autopsy of a Farewell

Never Remember

For the past 15 years I have been saying, "Never Forget," though admittedly less and less often with each passing 9-11. This year, despite it being a milestone anniversary, it felt like the day went by with little notice in the media. Here's someone reading one of the almost 3,000 names, there's the bell ringing for … Continue reading Never Remember

That’s the America I know

Did you hear President Obama's remarks at the Dallas Police Memorial yesterday? If not, you should. https://youtu.be/xQPBPB8UDyQ Also check out former President Bush's remarks. https://youtu.be/xl-UDwOHh_8 Both men have done on good job, on many occasions, trying to appeal to the best in us, and trying to be hopeful about America; because there is plenty to … Continue reading That’s the America I know