This painting, parodied and reduced to paint-by-number, has been reproduced and hung in millions of homes over the decades. Type the words Blue Boy into Google…
The World Around Us
Have you ever noticed the large wall decorations flanking the podium in the US House of Representatives? They’re called fasces; the word derives from the Latin word fascis, meaning bundle.
Cultured and sophisticated people are a different breed from Joe Six Pack and the other plebeians on the street. The world is their playground and they cast a larger shadow than average people.
While we had no high level member of the administration attending the rally in Paris against Islamic terrorism, we continue to play footsie with the likes of the Saudis.
When will moderate Muslims band together and condemn these people? When will the west get more aggressive in fighting them? It won't...
We need time to soul-search and make decisions that are true to our nature. We’ve become so caught up in the noise, the hype, the crock story and empty promises that we don’t give ourselves room to just be present.
As the year draws to a close I look to toward the future hoping for signs that the world situation will improve. Unfortunately the evidence is lacking
Charlie Rangel is the current Democrat poster boy for getting away with offenses for which the rest of us would be jailed. Now the Republicans have their own. Michael Grimm. Both hail from New York. What is it, the air?
The Financial Times reported today that IS has executed 100 of it's own fighters who tried to flee their headquarters. Interestingly, those killed were foreigners
Will the political parties that represent us ever grow up? Better yet, will we demand that they do? Jeb is seriously considering running. We know that...
The more I look at the potential candidates for the presidency for 2016 the more I find myself waiting for a governor or former governor.
Ted Cruz and his ilk have yet to learn the art of compromise. They are the obstructionists because, like the President, their modus operandi is their way or no way.
Roman Catholic bishops from around the world have called for a binding international agreement that would wean humanity from fossil fuels...
Most of Britain’s great writers are memorialized in Poet’s Corner in Westminster Abbey, and quite a few are buried there, including Chaucer, Blake, Browning, Dickens, Tennyson and Kipling.
It's about the cops, for one. They aren't totally innocent in all of this. They tend to be by nature aggressive. Of course they have to be.
I read that the Obama administration has had meetings to consider sanctions against Israel. Israel! The only friend we have in the Middle East...
This year’s theme,“Make Change Happen,Volunteer!”, emphasizes how volunteerism can advance sustainable development by fostering participation
I have thoughts about events in Ferguson — but they’re based on hearsay and semi-impressions from thousands of miles away.
My photograph for today is of Dale Chihuly’s glass sculpture which stands in the reception area of the Atlantis Hotel in Dubai.
Elections – always rough and wearisome – are now tawdry cartoons churned by gaudy ad agencies hired by lackluster political parties.
Well, Obama did one thing last night. He created the expected fire storm. What struck me about his dictates is how oblivious they are to what…