More Self-Righteous Twaddle: Michelle Obama on Raising ‘Entitled’ Boys

  Speaking to Elizabeth Alexander in Chicago on Wednesday, Michelle Obama said, “It’s like the problem in the world today is we love our boys and we raise our girls. We raise them to be strong, and sometimes we take care not to hurt men. And I think we pay for that a little. And […]

Etched In Stone: The Natural Bridge & The Bonds of Time

My wife and I homeschool our two children. For months we’ve been teaching them about early U.S. history – the Revolutionary War, the Declaration of Independence, the Boston Tea Party. They know history in the same way that they know their prepositions, that is to say, they could tell you that George Washington was the […]

Hurricane Harvey: Thanksgiving in The Wake of Tragedy

“Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.”     […]

Living Well Is The Best Revenge: From The Hood To The Burbs

I grew up in the Frog Hollow district of Hartford, CT. Imagine what life must have been like for a white kid growing up in Connecticut, years before the era of forced diversity and white privilege. What do you see? A little boy carrying an invisible backpack full of get out of jail free cards? […]

4 Lessons From Calvin Coolidge For Today’s GOP

It was 94 years ago this past Tuesday that Calvin Coolidge was sworn in after the sudden death of President Warren G. Harding. Reflecting back on the Coolidge administration can be a discouraging enterprise, not for his faults but for his incredible success. The Coolidge presidency is a shining example of the power of fiscal […]