As our elected officials refuse to consider anything but their own positions, their invitations to the negotiation table are the ultimate insult — invitations to dinner where nothing is served.
This is the second installment of a two-part story I wrote years ago about events from 1986. So there I was, waiting for my glasses to be repaired. Fortunately, these glasses had come with a ninety-day, no-questions-asked guarantee. Since I had picked them up last Friday and this was only Monday, I suppose I could […]
This is the first installment of a two-part story I wrote years ago about events from 1986. “I need to have these replaced.” “Certainly, Mr. Cope. My goodness, what happened to these? Were you in some sort of accident?” If I had been walking, I would have swaggered. “Let’s just say that a certain horse […]
On September 2, 2013, Diana Nyad completed a 103 mile swim from Cuba to Florida. It’s been done once before. But until yesterday the swim had not been accomplished without the benefit of a shark cage. Anita via Compfight It was Nyad’s 5th attempt. She was 64. In an interview on the morning after she […]