Letters to My Countrymen: Glad Tidings From the River

Letters to My Countrymen: Glad Tidings From the River

Friends, Romans, and astrologers: A beautiful thing has happened.  Like the flap of a tiny butterfly's wing down by the river, a breeze has begun.  Let all humanity rejoice. It seems quite small, and may not be permanent.  But a federal judge has stood up to the unconstitutional, anti-human laws that make homelessness a crime [...]

Letters to My Countrymen: The Guy Who Shot Malala

Letters to My Countrymen:  The Guy Who Shot Malala

Dear Countrymen, Regarding the deaths of some men who may have attacked Malala, I must send words of loving counsel. As a Catholic, I do not approve of the taking of life.   As a firefighter I did not gloat over the death of bin Laden.  That emotional restraint wasn't my Catholicism, though.  It's a result [...]

Letters to My Countrymen: Otto Warmbier

This was a fairly amazing press conference, by the team attending Otto Warmbier.  I wish they could coach the president on how to speak very carefully and avoid creating an international incident. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJKmyCKM7W0&t=1107s IMHO, what the doctors masterfully said without saying is that Otto was chemically restrained.  They very clearly said respiratory arrest, while ruling [...]