Category: Soap Box

Gandhi, Dr. King, Lincoln, Bhutto, Mandela, Malala. These names blaze as beacons of courage, enlightenment, hope, social justice, integrity and resolve. Each exposed and confronted injustice at great personal expense, never skulking in the shadows, never cowering from threats, never mistaking violence for courage and always recognizing hatred for the gross extension of ignorance that […]

“Ole!” Loosely translated, this is a Spanish word meaning “sucker.” A fashionably dressed man waves a big red cape, pissing off a 1200 pound bull at the other end of the arena. To absolutely no one’s surprise, the bull charges. That’s the plan. And when it does and subsequently blows by the matador and through […]

For as long as I can remember, a close friend of my father’s used to call me every December 7th and remind me it was Pearl Harbor Day. He had been a navy lieutenant stationed there when the Japanese attacked in 1941. Without any introduction or question as to whether or not I was busy, […]