Civic Life

Ideas for Why Did I Elect You?

Only awakened by the library police

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Just having gotten back from the gym my presence was requested to accompany my wife…

Solutions to our bitter pill

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There is a single must-read, right now, The Bitter Pill, by Steven Brill.  It clarifies the historic…

Picking quarrels and provoking trouble

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Read more international news I am reminded of how many freedoms take for granted.  Imagine,…

Oh! for a little civility, Brazilian style

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Finding civility in American politics is difficult, particularly in US politics.  A local citizen’s reaction…

Not a happy place

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People have lost their trust in large institutions, whether private large companies or government.  They expect people performing…

I protected you. Why cannot you protect me?

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There used to be a social contract between the governing and the governed.  It seems…

Here’s to you: Joe and Jerry.

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As a “civilized” person I believe we will survive and prosper only with a citizen…