Happy St. Valentine’s Day

Happy Saint Valentine’s Day. As much as I like the chocolate — and hope my wife gets me some today (fair-trade organic chocolate, of course) — Valentine’s Day wasn’t always about chocolate, hearts, and roses. He was a priest in Rome  in the 3rd century — who was brutally executed. Valentine was known for assisting [Read More…]

14 Hopes for 2014

Each year I remix some of my hopes and dreams for the New Year, bringing some of last year along, and adding a few new ones… I realize this will become cumbersome in a few years.  Nonetheless, here’s the latest remix, 14 Hopes for 2014: 1)  SQUASH NEGATIVITY.  I commit to shut down murmuring and [Read More…]

Bringing America Back to Life

Yesterday, I read about the 2-year old child who shot herself by accident in North Carolina over the weekend. Then I read about the horror of another school shooting in Nevada. Only hours later —  shots rang out again on our block in North Philadelphia, for the second time this week.  This time a bullet [Read More…]