A blog I wrote about publishing memoirs drew different opinions. One woman said I sounded cynical. Another said the piece was droll. I tend to vote with the latter opinion, but the difference between the two illustrates a lesson I learned from my journalism teacher in high school.
Reading the news these days is like hitting yourself in the head with a hammer and trying to enjoy it. Threats to human existence lie all about us. The one plus in the West is the existence of a free press. Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited
Unfortunately, the threat of nuclear war looms as possible today as it did when I was a child. I no longer practice hiding under my desk whenever a siren goes off, but I shudder to read Vladimir Putin’s cavalier talk about using nuclear weapons against Ukraine in his stalemated war.
As I relate in my upcoming memoir, Getting Lost to Find Home, during the rainy season in Sub-Saharan Africa deluges force creatures to rise from their holes in the earth to escape being drowned. A person out of doors at such times is likely to encounter black mambas, scorpions, flyi
Is globalization good or bad? Will it create a kinder, gentler and more equitable world? Or, will nation-states be forced to live under the tyranny of a universal cabal? According to Randall Schweller, professor of political science at Ohio State University, Donald Trump and his