Archive for May 2016
Remembering, Understanding, and Empathizing
Today is Memorial Day, a day set aside to honor those who gave their lives in defense of our freedom, and while it is not the same as Veteran’s Day, I find myself thinking of all those who answered the call to serve our country, because while giving one’s life is a particularly honorable deed…Read More
What’s It Like To Be You?
The state legislature of Oklahoma recently passed a bill criminalizing the performance of abortions by physicians in that state. Doctors faced the threat of losing their license to practice medicine in addition to other sanctions. Ultimately, the governor vetoed the bill, but it spawned another round of emotional and often ugly arguments about what may…Read More
Visiting An Old Friend
I just returned from another trip to New Orleans, probably my tenth trip in the past twenty years, and each time I go, I find my spirit renewed by the energy and creativity that abounds there. After several failed attempts, I was finally able to stay at the Columns Hotel, a grand boutique lodging in…Read More