Don’t Listen to Podcasts? Time to #trypod

Do you listen to podcasts?  If you do, you’re one of 20% of the US population who do. If you don’t, I gotta tell ya, you’re really missing out. Podcasts started out as a fad that some of us oldsters thought would phase out, but it doesn’t appear to be the case. I got turned […]

The Burden of Entitlement

I walk during my lunch break at work.  Lately I’ve taken to walking the part of The Trail of Tears that runs in downtown Nashville. A portion of that trail is two blocks away from the high-rise named for the president who forced their march. I try to get in touch with what it must have been […]

Fires, Cows, and Faulty History

On today’s date in 1871, a fire began in the barn of Patrick and Catherine O’Leary of Chicago. Two days later, 7,450 buildings had been destroyed and 100,000 people were homeless. A big chunk of the business district was in ruins. Never mind that the weather conditions were dry. We forget that all those buildings, as well […]