It’s about TIME

As far back as I can remember, Time Magazine came to our house addressed to my dad once a week. That had to be the mid 1970’s. It was coming to the house for years before then. When I moved to Philadelphia for graduate school, I got my own subscription. That was 1991. It’s been with me ever since. Lansing, East Lansing, Farmington Hills, Detroit, Novi and back to Farmington Hills. Twenty-six years in all, not including my childhood when I had dibs on it after my dad.

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Twenty years later, we miss Diana’s humanity

August 31, 2017 marked the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death. On that day, two young boys lost their mother and the world lost an icon of humanity. While she was not a commoner—her dad was an Earl—she had a common touch. Unlike the family she married into, she was able to connect easily with real world people of all colors, societies and social status, including and most especially, the young and the poor.

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Trump blows benefit of the doubt

The winds of the left and of the right swoosh in partisan vitriol of all sorts that have come to dominate the American body politic and our country’s political discourse.  This is not scientific but let’s say that these rabid partisans represent 20 percent of the electorate on the right and 20 percent on the left.

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