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All Enemies, Foreign & Domestic

(First Published in The Greenwich Sentinel on May 18. 2018) Article VI of the US Constitution states that all legislators, executive and...

The New Oppocracy

(First published in The Greenwich Sentinel on May 4, 2018) In the North Country, where I come from, there is a saying: “We have four...

Police State

(First published in The Greenwich Sentinel on April 13, 2018) From time to time, I get worked up enough about an issue or a topic to...

Hang In There Nutmeggers!

Much has been written about the sorry state of the State of Connecticut and the worrisome exodus of wealthy individuals and companies to...

Remembering Jimmy

I’ve been told that in some faith traditions, the act of remembering a person keeps them truly present in one’s life. The word "remember"...

I've Got a Guy ...

The world needs fewer politicians and more good, competent, honest auto mechanics. We own a ten-year-old, imported car/truck SUV that I...

Enemy of my Enemy

Published February 2, 2018 Like many, my family and I watched both the president’s State of the Union address and the Democratic response...

Time For Some Beers

Published January 26, 2018 Just when you think the Washington political circus could not get more dysfunctional, we get a weekend...

This I Resolve ...

January 2018 Welcome to 2018. Like many, I have made some new year’s resolutions. I thought I would share one with you. I resolve not to...

Cold

December 2017 It can be cold in Judea in wintertime. A young girl sits on a donkey, heavy with child. Weary from travel and troubled to...

Casey

December 2017 Readers of my Greenwich Sentinel columns will know that I enjoy writing about local individuals and interesting...

Twisted Tongues

November 2017 This country has too many lawyers. Now, as a former attorney myself, I’m certainly not suggesting we follow Shakespeare’s...

Love in Action

November 2017 “What the world needs now is love, sweet love. It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of.” Who knew that Hal...

Bounty Hunting in the Digital Age

October 2017 Just when you thought (hoped?) things might be settling down in Washington, the Wild West has come to the West Wing. ...

Star-Spangled Controversy

October 2017 In September of 1814, 35 year-old lawyer and amateur poet Francis Scott Key found himself an involuntary guest (prisoner) of...

Declaration of Inanity

September 2017 I’ve written before about the absurdities of political correctness, and thought I’d seen it all. But the following really...

Behold the Man

“Ecce Homo.” The Bible tells us that these were the words the Roman governor Pontius Pilate used when presenting Jesus of Nazareth --...

Laws and Sausages

You may be familiar with a wonderful old quote, traditionally attributed to the German “Iron Chancellor” Otto von Bismarck but most...

Un-American Activities

Some may recall that during the era of McCarthyism, the House of Representatives had its own investigative body, known as the House...

The Mulligan Movement

July 2017 I don’t play golf regularly or well, but I know what a Mulligan is. Wikipedia defines it as “a second chance … to perform a...