National

Crossing the Bar

Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) poetically addressed the common emotion surrounding death in his famous poem Crossing the Bar, stating “may there be no moaning of the bar” at the transcendence from life to the beyond. In America, there are bars… Read More ›

Attitude and Metatude

Generally, attitude is taken to mean a settled way of thinking or outlook. Scientific inquiry requires an attitude that embodies elements of careful judgment, open-mindedness, critical mindedness, and curiosity to limit personal bias in the inquiry. On occasion, attitude may… Read More ›

Homeless High Tech Housing

Editors’ Note: Reposted from The New York Times, September 28, 2021. A technological solution to reduce poverty and homelessness emerges. Three-dimensional printing can create nearly any object. A partnership in Mexico is putting that theory to the test, building a… Read More ›

Grand Idea vs. Grand Problem

Once upon a time in America, the nation had an insatiable need and appetite for newcomers to contribute the labor necessary to settle its frontiers, build roads and railroads, and staff the machinery of its factories. Westward expansion from the… Read More ›

Where Are They Today?

ARNOLD “ARNIE” ALOIS SCHWARZENEGGER It was almost 18 years ago, on October 7, 2003, that California voters propelled Arnold Schwarzenegger into the Governor’s office following a recall referendum of Governor Gray Davis. Schwarzenegger’s film career was at something of a… Read More ›

Long Distance Running

By Frank Blechman I have never been a long-distance runner, although I have a lot of friends who have taken up the sport. I have watched long-distance foot races at many different distances and levels. Before, during, and after, the… Read More ›

Virginia’s “Forgotten 14”

Editors’ Note: Reposted from The Washington Post, September 17, 2021.  As a bitter debate concerning critical race theory absorbs many, historical insights shed light on the nation’s blurred vision regarding race – another kind of lost cause.  Monuments to these… Read More ›