Looking back in retrospect (for as long as I can remember), I have been gifted with a keen memory and vivid imagination.
In my opinion, one of the most iconic and profound statements uttered by President Ronald Reagan during his tenure as President of the United States of America was directed to the then President of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), Mikhail Gorbachev.
There are certain things that transpire which are so pressing and important in all of our lives that they preempt other things that we have planned or scheduled to do.
With the recent passing of the iconic and legendary Coach Pat Summitt of Tennessee, who won eight national women’s NCAA basketball championships at the big 1A level, the subject of winning and losing has come to my mind.
Quite a few years ago, English actor Anthony Hopkins starred in a thriller movie called “Silence of the Lambs,” where he played the psychotic, sadistic, and cannibalistic Hannibal Lecter.
The slaying of 49 people in Orlando, Florida at the Pulse, a Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, & Transgender (LGBT) nightclub, on early Sunday morning, June 12, 2016, was a very grievous, horrendous, and cowardly act.
When I got up this Saturday morning (June 4, 2016), I was told by my son that Muhammad Ali (Cassius Marcellus Clay) had died as I slept during the night.
The topic of my column today was initiated by a brief discussion I had with my son about the importance of voting. With the election being just a few days away, the issue of everyone voting is truly important and very serious.
There is an issue that has dominated the media for quite some weeks now.
Recently, a man spoke from the grave in a very loud and compassionate way. Many people in New Town, especially children, will benefit and be better off because of it. I am referring to the voice of Mr. Alan Schafer, who spoke through the Schaffer Foundation that helped with the upgrade of the Gordon Park in New Town. This charitable act by the foundation that bears the name of Mr. Schafer became the inspiration for this week’s column.