Category: World

Thank You, Arnold Palmer

September 25, 2016 was a lazy Sunday at our house, occupied with a variety of chores that were overcome by watching the final round of the Tour Championship and its four-hole playoff, won by Rory McIlroy. Afterwards, I went to do a little work in my office when a news alert popped up on my […]

9/11: “Never Forget”

Every year, any of we Americans who were alive on September 11, 2001, the date 9/11 reminds us of the sheer terror of the day. Everybody felt it in some way. I know I did, and that day I was 1,300 miles from New York, 1,100 miles from Washington, DC, and about the same from […]

Who Gives a Twit?

I read recently that the number of Twitter tweets tripled this year over last year. Tripled. I watched The President of the United States hold his first “Twitter Town Hall” the other day. Some TV networks carried it, some did not. I am told that Members of Congress and Senators in the Legislative Branch of […]

Fifty Years On – Alan Shepard

I learned something today, something that is as much a signpost to my own ageing process as anything I’ve yet experienced. I learned something that everybody who is lucky enough to advance in age finds out. It is not so much that I have a vivid memory of an event that happened 50 years ago, […]

Good Riddance bin Laden

Ding-dong, Osama bin Laden is dead. Hell has one more occupant tonight than it did before May 1st. Like most Americans, I’ve looked forward to this day for a long time, for bin Laden to be “brought to justice”. Like many Americans, I find myself feeling a little cheated that we don’t get to see […]