Archive for February, 2008

A Standing Ovation for Hillary: “We’re Going to be Fine”

February 22nd, 2008

I found Senator Clinton’s answer, and her attitude, worthy of a standing ovation.
Now, if the media would take a lesson, and stop treating this election like a Hollywood novel, full of gossip, innuendo, and speculation, the American people might be able to move beyond the crafted inventions of heroes and villains — and [...]

Letter to Barack Obama

February 18th, 2008

Dear Senator Obama:
Do not give me hope, with all of its temporary glory and flowery promises. Give me action, swift and sustainable, that I, and millions like me, can rely on tomorrow.
Hope does not feed the hungry family. Hope does not provide a higher education for those in the lower classes. Hope [...]

How Do You Plead PA, NY?

February 17th, 2008

Once again, a parent who should have never had contact with his children is charged with murder. This crime is particularly heinous in that it was absolutely predictable and preventable. This was not the first time Miguel Matias attempted to kill one or more of his children. Several years ago, he was [...]

Almost Too Much to Do

February 16th, 2008

I once worked for a company where the unpublished motto was “let’s just move forward.” In theory, the goal may have seemed admirable, but practically speaking it was a disaster. Moving forward without addressing past issues only leads to the snowball effect. Sooner or later, the problems and failures of yesterday that [...]