From The Porch
With John Hughes
One of the most basic behaviors we learn as young children is to share. The idea of fairness, offering to give some of what we have, and even simple compromise – benefits all of us throughout life. If we are fortunate to have been diligently educated or even roughly socialized,
January harbors the possibilities of a new year and, in turn, possible changes to every citizen’s personal process. A circadian rhythm based on a twelve-month cycle seems to urge us all to simultaneously think: How am I doing? What can I do to improve myself? Voilà! A laundry list of
Those of us that so choose could always seek out risk to gain reward here in the United States. Our reality is no different than all the cultures that have followed since the invention of six-sided dice in about 3000 BC Mesopotamia. Gaming havens like Las Vegas and Atlantic City
I am sure you noticed the sun’s daily path tracing an ever lower and shorter parabola across our day’s sky. We have now passed the recent equinox when the sun shone directly on the equator and equally on both hemispheres. Autumn has arrived in America. With it comes a wave
Much to my children’s dismay, I am a waver. I don’t believe you have to only be a mid-western American to be outwardly friendly with people you encounter while moving around the planet. In fact, I generally guard against being the one who fails to acknowledge someone within the periphery.
If ever Americans needed a few days off to try and match pre-pandemic holiday pleasure, this Fourth of July break finally allowed us the liberty to find our way. Even in regular times, most of us winter pining for distant days when the summer sun will warm our faces. With