New Year’s Eve 2017 – A reflection on humanity

When I think about humanity (and as I get older, I more frequently do), I think about our duality. On one hand, people are capable of incredible acts of selflessness. This week there was a terrible fire in the Bronx and a young man, home for a week from his first year...

$ocial $ecurity – Money for Nothing?

With all the recent talk about the Trump tax reforms’ potential impact on Social Security and Medicare, I dove into “The Future Financial Status of the Social Security Program” on the Social Security Administration web site. It’s a scintillating read, trust me. ...

A Dog’s Life (for Cooper, Charles and Sandy)

Given all they do for us, if there was any justice in the universe dogs would have lifespans of Galapagos turtles. We would hand them down through human generations.  My present dog would have been first owned by my great-great grandfather, a Civil War veteran perhaps...