Sometimes I think about what America was like when my grandfather was young. In 1908, when he was 22, he started a business that, I’m happy to say, thrives to this day. He was the son of Swedish immigrants and started with nothing but some mechanical know-how and a good entrepreneurial idea. Stories like his […]
The Christian existentialist philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard, wrote about the corruption in the Danish State Church, declaring that everyone knew privately that the system was rotten and corrupt but they would not say so publicly. “Just as one says that death has marked a man, so we recognize the symptoms which demand to be attacked. It
The media continuously misunderstand what the people really think because of their elitism and failure to communicate with the people of America, who are the backbone of our country. I experienced this attitude of elitism when I was working at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the USA. There was a real contempt for
In view of the multiple stories about wild hogs rampaging the land and the recent woman killed in Texas by a sounder of wild boars, I think, my classic article from 2014 — on wild hogs (and its observations on the subject)— needs to be re-published. Hogs Gone Wild (II) in a Nation of Elois!
A book review of Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow (2010) Excellent biographies of the Founding Fathers have been published in the last several decades. With these books, the nation seems to yearn for moral and political guidance from America’s founders — i.e., through their words, lives, and actions, as recounted in the pages of
In his September 12 column, former mayor C. Jack Ellis remarks, “One might say Ferguson [MO] is a microcosm of Macon [GA] pre-2014, approximately 65 percent of the population is black with a poverty rate of approximately 25 percent. The unemployment rate of young black men hovers around 20 percent. And far too many of