Remembering together and listening to veterans

Before it was it was renamed “Veterans Day” in 1954, America commemorated Armistice Day.  That started in 1919, one year to the day after the Armistice of Compiègne ended the industrial warfare that had killed 10 million young men with machine gun fire, artillery...

Trump Afghan Policy Risks Alienating Pakistan

On August 21 President Trump gave the first prime time address of his presidency, focusing on U.S. policy toward Afghanistan. He outlined a new approach to the conflict in that country, with the goal of finally winning the war that has tied down U.S. forces for the...

Deactivating

I had coffee with my friend Jackie the other morning. We hadn’t seen each other for a while, so it was good to catch up. I told her about how my kids are doing, the career, the pursuit of a simplified life, and she told me about her son Brawn, her new role as a CASA…...

Presenting at World Affairs Seminar

On June 27, I had the opportunity to present to 300 high school students representing 22 different countries at the World Affairs Seminar. It’s a Rotary International event designed to enact the seminar’s motto: Peace through Understanding. I talked about The Descent...