Yesterday was the 100th anniversary of the birth of Richard Nixon. I did not celebrate. However, I will celebrate on August 9, the day he resigned as president of the United States. It will be 39 years since one of the happiest days of my life. Every year I remember the date and where I … Continue reading Richard Nixon: A crooked legacy
What better time to talk about books than those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer (apologies to Nat King Cole), when nearly all of us have time to fortify ourselves with a couple of good reads that will last us for the next year. I have two books to recommend: one a novel about baseball … Continue reading The art of Paradise: To err is human, to read divine
You’d think a US Republican presidential candidate would be aware of one of the tenets of good speech-making: Know your audience. Mitt Romney’s audience in Houston was the annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP), one of America’s oldest and most respected civil rights organisations, established in 1910 to … Continue reading Mitt Romney: Who am I talking to?