Civic Life

Ideas to “Make Life Better”

Where are the visionary professionals?

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Coming back to the city from five years spent restoring a little sheep farm, we returned with…

New ideas really do matter!

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In a world of homogenization and limited choices, new ideas and experiences really do matter….

A good (but thwarted) effort to avoid abuses

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The Treasury Department recently prepared to release regulations to close a gap in tax abuses by…

Banned from Botswana

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I thought Botswana was a rather civil place, having taken my impressions from . I was…

Oh what a beautiful evening

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We were tired, end of full days, but determined to go to vote in our…

On political debates

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My daughter had a brilliant suggestion for political debates. Each candidate would be put into…

Great humanitarian examples that work

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Take care of the “least of these” my brothers is the mantra of civilized societies…

Hard to avoid being sold at?

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For years my exposure to media was limited to my dvd player, my apple tv,…

A scholarship for newspapers

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Democracy’s success is based on the choices of many informed persons.  An old farmer friend of…

Ignoring where we might be going

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This might well be an appropriate Yogi Berra-ism, “If you don’t know where you are…

Time to Use Your Vacation Days

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Life is too busy.  But here is one you shouldn’t have missed.  A recent Sunday…