Published February 01, 2013
Ed Koch was a uniquely irrepressible and larger than life mayor who could enrage his opponents with his rapier wit and then calm and reassure a concerned citizenry with his hopeful cheerleading for his then-embattled city.
Published December 24, 2012
I wanted to hug and reassure the innocent souls of the 20 children of Newtown, that the strongest, most nurturing guardian of fallen angels I know, my own father, would be among those at the gates of heaven to lovingly introduce them to their new friend forever, the Christ Child named Jesus.
Published November 05, 2012
I grew up in the parts of America we lost this week and pieces and parts of my past were taken with the tide that pulled our friends, our homes and sometimes our dreams out to sea.
Published September 18, 2012
Death to America? Where is our president? How did a new beginning get so old so quickly?
Published July 04, 2012
Tonight as our children marvel at the rockets’ red glare let’s make sure we surround the modest young men or women-our quiet wounded warriors of Iraq and Afghanistan who limp in to the shadows and let them know how grateful we are for their sacrifice and their courage.
Published January 11, 2012
Today, the founding fathers are smiling down at a Supreme Court that could not agree more about how wrong-headed our government is in trying to hijack our constitutional right to religious liberty.
Published December 24, 2011
How I discovered the hope of the world in the grimy shadow of Times Square one Christmas night.
Published September 11, 2011
In New York City ten years later those we lost smile knowing that they are never forgotten as morning has broken in America.
Published September 08, 2011
I see him kneeling gently, hear him speaking in a firm and lilting whisper, his large hands making reassuring contact with a dying firefighter, his warm eyes focused and loving and deep, communicating the wisdom of almost seventy years and the spirituality of a millennium.
Published January 25, 2011
Anything in life is possible if you make it happen, Jack LaLanne said. And he proved it for 96 years with a pat on our backs and a kick in the rear.