The recent execution of Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe by dentist Walter Palmer has created a media firestorm and a general outcry of anguish and anger throughout the world. If you were to ask most people they would like to raise Cecil from the dead and put him back in his protected reserve to live out his happy life. Unfortunately such is not to be the case. Continue reading
Earlier this week I wrote an article in which I discussed the changing world in which we live from the standpoint of terror and uncertainty. I suggested that one of the things that each of us can do is to relax and go within ourselves to overcome fear and terror. I realize that this is easy to say and many will feel that it is hard to accomplish. Continue reading
My wife and I spend a lot of time talking to each other. We enjoy lively discussions and we do really communicate. What I admire most about Karen is that from time to time during our discussions she says something that is not only profound, but it changes our whole discussion for the evening. I look forward to these tidbits because they make me think and because they remind me of why I love her more each day. Continue reading
Like many I sat glued to my television last week as the Grand Jury decision was read in the case of the shooting of the unarmed black teen, Michael Brown, by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson Missouri earlier this year. As the decision unfolded I realized that no matter how the jury voted there would be great dissatisfaction. Finally we learned that Officer Wilson would not be indicted for the shooting. Immediately the protests began. We have seen much violence and some destruction. Even the St. Louis Rams got into the action when the Rams receivers all gave the now famous hands up gesture as they marched on the field prior to the Rams game yesterday. The gesture has become the sign of solidarity for those opposed to the Grand Jury decision. Continue reading
Here’s a great article for you to consider from The New Yorker:
I have watched with interest the developments surrounding the recent debacle concerning the University of Michigan quarterback, Shane Morris, and the U of M athletic department. If you missed the news, during last Saturday’s game, Shane Morris suffered a concussion as a result of a brutal hit by the opposition. It was obvious to the CBS announcers and others that Mr. Morris was injured and probably received a concussion. Continue reading
9-11 is an important day for all of us. It represents a day when the world really did stop and all of us were given a choice to change and move on, or be paralyzed by fear. Please remember those we lost on 9-11 and please pray for all the survivors who still cannot forgive and go forward.
I sit in my hotel room in Chicago watching the New York 9-11 event. I remember the day well, but I also remember everything since that day. We need to get back to an attitude of teamwork and working together. We can be better than we are.
Let’s all work together and make this world a better place. Tell our politicians to put aside their differences and figure out ways to team and not be so divisive.
God bless you all and God bless America.
I continue to be amazed at the creativity that people have in so many areas of life. When that creativity is related to and inspired by something that Roselle and I did, it is especially meaningful,
The other day I was contacted by a musician Michael Gaither. He asked me if I would listen to a song about Roselle and I and our 9-11 story. I am including that video here and a brief bio of Michael. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did. I am honored that my our story can be an inspiration to others. Here’s the video and bio. Continue reading
This past week we lost two people I regard as real American heroes, Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall. Why are they heroes? They both lived their public lives to the fullest and they left us with legacies and memories which will stay with us for a long time. If those aren’t characteristics of a hero I do not know what is. Continue reading
We are proud to announce the long awaited release of “Kids Speak the Truth: Subminimum Wages,” made by this summer’s interns: Catherine Jacobson, Sarah Patnaude, Justin Salisbury and Yadiel Sotomayor at the Jernigan Institute. This video portrays children’s views on our fair wages initiative.
Please watch the video and encourage your friends and family to do the same. Additionally, we are designating tomorrow as a Twitter Wednesday! Please share this video with your Members of Congress via Twitter. As a reminder, you can find the Twitter handles of your Members of Congress at http://govsm.com/w/Senate and http://govsm.com/w/House. Continue reading