Category Archives: Commentary

December 7th 1941

There was a time, over dinner many years ago, that an older friend of mine, a retired naval officer, a graduate of Annapolis and now a successful businessman wanted to talk to one of my sons about attending Annapolis. My friend had both political and military connections, and my son had grades sufficient for an application and appointment. My friend was a good man, a survivor of Pearl Harbor, but he had a powerful hatred for the Japanese. He hated them so much that he…

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Thanksgiving

Here it is two days before Thanksgiving in the United States. My friends in Canada celebrate it on another date. Our Thanksgiving is similar to the August Moon Festival in China, Tet Trung Tru in Vietnam, Succoth in Judaism, Kwanzaa in Africa, Pongal in India and Chusok in Korea and Emtedankfest in Germany. The list goes on, but in essence the purpose remains the same, to thank God for a harvest of food and thought. Giving thanks should never be relegated to a single day…

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An Observation and a Memory

I was in New York City yesterday for a freelance gig at CBS. As I walked several blocks from the subway, I chose to look at people differently. New York City is peopled with many races; White, Black, Asian, Indian, Hispanic and all cultures and races in-between. New York has a large black population, but blacks are still a minority population in this city. When I was in Nairobi, Kenya a few years ago Caucasian was not even a minority race. Caucasian was an anomaly,…

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The Day After…

I was going to go to bed without commenting on this election, but somehow I found my way to the desk and thus this epistle. I am disappointed in the American electorate for their lack of discernment in not turning more races, both Senate and governors, over to another party control. Please note, I did not say, Democrats, for there is fine leadership in all political beliefs. The more we as citizens recognize that, the sooner we will have a multi-party system that sustains the…

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