A Day For Perspective

Thanksgiving. The truly American holiday, and one that can be celebrated both religiously and secularly. Its purpose is in its name, and it serves to remind us that we are social creatures, happiest and best-off when connected in positivity and gratitude with our...
Selective Adulthood

Selective Adulthood

A recent kerfuffle on the gossip pages involved the engagement of 65 year old Dennis Quaid to his 26 year old girlfriend. It’ll be his fourth marriage and her first. Typing “Dennis Quaid” into Twitter’s search field offered, as the third...
Uryens and Leondegrance

Uryens and Leondegrance

Or… Trump the Mundane. A deep-dive into the cobwebbed recesses of my pop culture recollection dug out this snippet from John Boorman’s magnificent 1981 film Excalibur, which quite succinctly encapsulates the Trumpian political landscape of today. I...

Faith In Our Institutions

The Trump impeachment tempest has been ebbing and flowing since the moment he won the election – before even his inauguration, it seems. While it dominates the news, it is but one of many other governmental tempests, including a medley of shenanigans surrounding...

Explaining Trump to Brits

The question of how would I explain the Donald Trump Presidency to a British person appeared in my social media feed. As it happens, I actually did try to explain the Trump phenomenon, except in 2016. I was with my wife on a trip to Dublin. I was sitting on a bench in...