Veterans Don’t Need Our Flag Waving

This country loves to “honor” its fighting men and women. But ask any veteran who has returned with severe emotional, mental, or physical problems, and they will tell you that the glory and adulation ring false in the face of inability to find help for their struggles in an increasingly underfunded and understaffed veteran’s health system.

What’s Christmas All About Anyway?

Last year, about this time, my most excellent friend, Jeff, got a call from his brother, Richard, in Cleveland. Richard suggested to Jeff that, since there was nothing they could give to each other for Christmas that either of them really needed, maybe they should take the money that would be spent and give it […]