The Road Not Taken

Dear Senator Collins, A good many people who waited with bated breath for your decision on the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation for a Supreme Court seat are aware that you are up for re-election in 2020 as a senator from Maine. And a good many are going to do whatever...

Correction

A subscriber pointed out that, in my post titled An Open Letter, which went out today, I made an error. The skirmish for which Bill O’Reilly claimed to have been present was in the Falkland Islands, east of the tip of South America, not the Galapagos...

An Open Letter

In context: I wrote this more than a week ago in response to a tirade that I received from a subscriber, which was full of misrepresentations. I never planned to include it in my newsletter, but decided after careful consideration that it merited wider attention. The...

Publix and Politics

Letters to the Editor of the Palm Beach Post reveal that, to some patrons, shopping at Publix no longer is a pleasure, but a pain. The letters came on the heels of a Post editorial assailing Publix for contributing a lot of money to the Florida gubernatorial campaign...

Murder as Backdrop

Though I’ve authored two murder mysteries – one, more of a legal thriller, awaiting a publisher – the murder fiction genre never has particularly attracted me. I don’t need to be frightened; the real world is so full of scary stuff that I have all I can handle....

Georgia on my Mind

When I was a newspaper journalist, my editor once assigned me to do a feature story on some fitness fanatic who formed a business of training others to get the kind of buff body that he had. I was swamped with other duties, and had to put it aside; it wasn’t anything...