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 […]

The Renewable Fuel Standard: A Common Enemy of Liberals & Conservatives

The Renewable Fuel Standard offers liberals and conservatives an opportunity for agreement. It further exposes our government’s need to promote the growing resentment between Democrats and Republicans. And of course, it’s all about money.    The Renewable Fuel Standard is a federal mandate that requires fuel refiners to blend a certain amount of biofuels, specifically […]

Fight For $15: The Forgery of Virtue

Last Friday the Minneapolis City Council approved a $15 an hour minimum wage ordinance however, they were unable to overturn the laws of supply and demand.  Of course, the ordinance sounds good – especially for workers at or near the poverty line which, for a single person is just over $12 thousand per year. On […]