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“Listen to your mother.” How many times during childhood did all of us here those words? Of course, one does not have to be your actual mother to assume a maternal ego-state. A mother … more
The odyssey of Republican candidate Ben Carson’s life is a chronicle of great successes, questionable beliefs, and quizzical statements – an African-American kid from often embattled Detroit, … more
Some days start off in a fog and end up with a clear horizon. That was literally the case Friday. Temperatures in the 50s and even the 60s were totally out of place for the day after Thanksgiving. … more
This past week, the governor presented her fiscal year 2017 budget during her State of the State address. Meanwhile, in the General Assembly, Speaker of the House Nicholas Mattiello attempted to ram … more
“It’s apocryphal, but it’s a good story,” Joe said, settling into a chair. Ever the reporter, although now retired, Joe Kernan cautioned, “It could be true; it sounds like … more
This past week, President Barack Obama held both a news conference and a town meeting to address his proposed executive order concerning gun control. In a daytime news conference on Tuesday, Jan. … more
The terrorists’ attacks in Paris, France, sent shockwaves across the globe. These low-tech yet devilishly effective assaults on the residents of Paris, which resulted in 130 deaths and over 350 … more
In 1837, the great Danish author and storyteller Hans Christian Andersen wrote his iconic short story “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” The tale told the story of two weavers who convinced an … more
I got one of those “do I have to?” stares. “You’ve got to go out, because I’m going to regret it if you don’t.” Ollie looked resigned, but maybe that was my wishful thinking. An … more
As a kid growing up in suburban New Jersey, I wanted what most boys my age wanted in the 1960s. Beyond baseball mitts and Louisville Sluggers, I truly craved for a complete “Gemini … more
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