Monthly Archives: May 2009

Memorial Day an uncomfortable holiday

Memorial Day has never been a comfortable holiday for me. It is a day when our unbridled patriotism is confronted with the reality of sacrifice – and how great that sacrifice can be. Sometimes the things that mean the most to us are the hardest to explain. We spend the morning at cemeteries filled with crosses, flags and poppies. We… (more…)

People should do what’s right

It had been a long time since I’d seen the movie “To Kill a Mockingbird,” but when I sat down to watch it, I quickly remembered why it is one of my favorites. The best movies can lift us up and help clarify our beliefs. ‚ÄúThere are some men in this world who were born to do our unpleasant jobs… (more…)