The Old Normal of Halloween on Lanier Place

November 2, 2017

Even in these Days of Trump, Halloween 2017 was normal, the old and buzzing and traditional normal, in which “trick or treat” still means a little girl with a lit pumpkin or bags for candy saying thank you, and nobody really tricks anybody.

In Trump’s Wake, Hurricane Harvey

October 19, 2017

It looks like the beginning of an intense debate, from which there is no returning to a status quo where the outrageous activities of a Harvey Weinstein go unnoticed or are excused as locker-room normalcy.

Miscommunication in Chief

October 11, 2017

Donald J. Trump’s brief visit to Puerto Rico last week cries out for comment. This is an individual who refuses to assume the role that Americans expect of their president. […]

The Most Wounding Week

October 10, 2017

It began late Sunday, Oct. 1, at a country music festival in Las Vegas and ended with the death of the Traveling Wilbury who sang, “I Won’t Back Down.” 

Seeking Relief, Unity from Hurricane Harvey

August 31, 2017

Hurricane Harvey remains with us. The disastrous storm stayed, and it rained and rained. People took to boats and 17,000 were rescued in Texas and Houston, and all across landmark […]