Don’t Blame Obamacare!

I’ve seen social media posts screaming that, under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (colloquially known as Obamacare), Medicare will triage sick people based on their age. They will let old people die, presumably because they’ve outlived their usefulness in society. Since when is that anything new?!?  A handful … Read more…

Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents

I’ve been AWOL from my blog this past month. A fascinating project came to my attention from the Law Library of Congress and I had to give it my best try. Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents is a priceless collection of Spanish Legal Documents from the year 1300 to … Read more…

Keeping in Peak Condition

Picture the Little Red Hen with someone else’s guilt trips on her head as well as her own! Like many others, I’ve always been busy and active, too busy for my own good.  In her defense I can say Little Red Hen got to eat the bread after Cat, Rat … Read more…

Having The Courage to Change Your Mind When It’s Critical

This will not be a hugely political article, much as I am tempted to write one after the disturbing events of this past week. Some people will simply not own up to having been wrong about someone else, instead hiding within the ranks of cowards who support a demagogue. Then-Senator … Read more…

Thank you for your kindness to Australia!

I would like to acknowledge everyone who thanked me for last week’s links to reputable Australian charities. And for those of you who were able to send a donation, thank you twice over. They are all in dire need of the help, now and in the future. Recovery will be … Read more…

Please help Australia!

We are all sons and daughters of the Most High God, and because of this, we need to extend the reach of our hearts to our brothers and sisters in Australia.  They have been suffering for a long time with the fiery aftermath of terrible drought in their land.  Those … Read more…

Keeping the Family Safe

Various blogging experts have expressed the view that we should only write positive material so that our readers will like us and come back to read our commentaries in the future. I’ll be the first to admit I’d rather read and write positive stories any day. And yet… In all … Read more…

On Timid Feet

We have been and still are celebrating a Holy Season — for Christians and Jews alike — with its attendant joy, blessings, and feelings of gratitude. Yet, as another New Year fast approaches and we begin to turn our thoughts to what it might bring, there is trepidation. True, the … Read more…

For Unto You is Born This Day

8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10 And the angel … Read more…

A Writer’s Reach

As writers, we are usually sensitive to injustice, and we notice everything, from the smallest hiccup to the king-size eruption.  So, we’re less likely than most people to miss seeing the elephant in the living room, even if the wrinkled dear hasn’t sideswiped the front door off its hinges on … Read more…