An Uncivilized Discourse

Whatever happened to respectful disagreements? Apparently, when it comes to political rallies, policy discussions, or even within the walls of our political institutions, respectfully disagreeing with someone has gone the way of the dodo. Eggs are getting tossed¬†by protesters outside political rallies. Journalists are being roughed up at rallies. Names are being called. Insults are […]

The Occasional TV Review

I was cleaning up in the kitchen tonight, and as I often do, the TV was on in the background, just to keep me occupied. And after Wheel of Fortune ended for the evening, the CBS prime-time slate kicked in with the reality show The Briefcase. Ordinarily, I avoid reality television like the plague. At […]

Eggs of Justice

I can never complain that my family lacks passion for causes they support. They get angry, voice their opinions quite eloquently, and generally have strong, deeply held, well-reasoned views on those causes. And as each of them has grown up, they’ve adopted more and more causes. Which ultimately is a good thing: apathy is crap. […]