Age-related reflections

Attended visitation for an old friend, who died at age 70 in a nursing home of "an age-related illness," his daughter in law said. Age-related: A term one lives with in later years. At 70, I hear my doctor -- who is in his 80s -- often tell me that I'm in "pretty good...

Time for a change?

This web site has taken many forms over the years.  It was a business site that defined my free- lance activities in Washington, DC, over a 23 year period.  It was a blog for a while and even a news site but I have a hyperlocal site (Blue Ridge Muse) and a national...

Thoughts from the Blue Ridge

  The time, the Walrus said, to speak of many things. I write more than I speak and most of what I have written about for more than five decades concerns politics, most often about the failure of the political system that drives and -- I believe -- is...