An elderly couple rode the elevator with me leaving of Harrah’s casino. “You look so happy; you must have won!” the woman said. “No, (I paused and thought of John Foley flashed before me) just happy to be here!”.
I submitted this rather bleak economic commentary on the future of the residential housing market to the Wall Street Journal this morning. Even though no one likes to be a “downer”, it is important to our economy that individuals recognize the changing economic conditions as the first step toward taking leadership positions to address the […]
Now there’s smoke across the harbor, and there’s factories on the shore And the world is ill with greed and will and enterprise of war But I will lay my burden in the cradle of your grace And the shining beaches of your love and the sea of your embrace This is my home, this is […]
Wet eyes started early for me Friday when Tom Rush launched “Child’s Song”. I don’t know if it is the memory of my leaving home at 16 or the realization that my own son is about to leave for college, but this song gets me every time. The festival surprise was NewFound Road. I had not […]
This list is compiled from various sources and was revised May 2011 for updated environmental and health concerns. 1) Wild Alaska salmon – all wild-caught varieties OK (avoid farmed salmon) 2) Atlantic mackerel (avoid Spanish and King mackerel due to mercury) 3) Arctic char (aka iwana as sushi) 4) Sablefish from Alaska or British fisheries (aka black cod) 5) Atlantic […]
Can reading still change the world? Check out this powerful excerpt from “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope” at http://delanceyplace.com/view_archives.php?1634
Editorial note: In the five years since this blog was posted the Susan B Komen organization cleaned up their act ans is a stronger performer today. Charity Navigator gives the organization respectable ratings based now on its 2016 financial data. Most media coverage has been favorable since the events mentioned in my 2011 blog post but […]
Supreme Court Cases This Term I like this page that uses a Flash animation to summarize profiles, calendar and cases of the Supreme Court.
This great speech by a great American is worth reading again today on MLK Day: “I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand […]