The Unremembered Dead

Monday was Memorial Day and, as usual,¬†we “honored” those who serve with patriotic flag-waving and nationalistic chest beating. And, as usual, we ignored those whose service has caused them nothing but pain. Last December, the Department of Defense¬†reported that veterans were committing suicide at a rate of about one every 36 hours. Why is this […]

What is A “Hero”?

Like most people, I have a morning routine. As a rule, I get up, have some coffee, eat a little breakfast, watch Morning Joe and, finally, check my social media connections (I’m so freakin’ trendy). This morning, when I opened Facebook, I was invited to join a cause, which asked me to Help Shut Down […]