Rear Window

     My recent medical malady made me feel like James Stewart in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 masterpiece Rear Window. Stewart’s character was confined to a wheelchair because of a broken leg. He was forced to watch the world pass by as he gazed out the window of his New York apartment. He entertained himself by […]

Zero to Sixty

     There are sports cars that accelerate from 0 to 60 in a matter of seconds. This is a fitting metaphor for my life because I feel like I was born yesterday and I just had my 60th birthday.      Life is short. To say I’m at my halfway point is probably an […]

Bless the Beasts and the Children

     “Bless the beasts and the children…” I think it’s a Bible verse, although I’m not up to date on my memorization of scripture passages. I know it’s the theme song from a 1971 movie of the same name, sung by The Carpenters. The quote also has political significance today as illegal immigration continues […]