Should we sell Alaska?

Fixing our national debt ? The prospect of once again hitting the federal debt ceiling has provoked the ritual round of hand-wringing about the intractable nature of this $16 trillion conundrum. But there is a… Continue reading

Thinking the Unthinkable A mother’s tale

Thinking the Unthinkable A mother’s tale  In the wake of another horrific national tragedy, it’s easy to talk about guns. But it’s also time to talk about mental illness.

A Fathers Song: ‘Ana Grace’

A Fathers Song: ‘Ana Grace’  In 2009 Tenor Saxophonist Jimmy Green released his Mission Statement album which contains the song titled Ana Grace. This is a wonderful and uplifting song written from a father to a daughter,… Continue reading


Guns/US   Twelve facts about guns and mass shootings in the United States


Ireland Our parting Ambassador to Ireland, Dan Rooney chairman of Pittsburgh Steelers, writes a thank you note to the Irish people