Fear In The Time Of Plague by William Klein

When facing the enemy during the Battle for Lake Erie, Oliver Hazard Perry dispatched, “We have seen the enemy and it is us.” Perry understood in no uncertain terms that the human condition is wrought with frailties and in times of war those frailties will come to light. Great minds that have changed the world … Continue reading Fear In The Time Of Plague by William Klein

“Look For The Helpers” by William Klein

“I’ve never seen anything like it.” I have talked with my elder friends about the coronavirus that is overtaking the world and this is the common saying. We are hunkering down in our home bunkers, stocking up on canned goods, toilet paper, water and essential survivals like chocolate and wine.  Many are practicing “social distancing” … Continue reading “Look For The Helpers” by William Klein

A Valentine: Yearning And Learning From Love by William Klein

It’s Valentine’s Day weekend.  As I consider the idea of love, I consider those who have loved and lost, and have let this holiday preoccupy themselves with what they are missing. It’s easy to do this.  We go back to the beautiful times we spent when we were committed to someone and reflect on those … Continue reading A Valentine: Yearning And Learning From Love by William Klein

Desk 88: A Progressive History Lesson For Our Times by William Klein

Reading Senator Sherrod Brown’s book about progressives inspires greater thoughts about our times. “Desk 88” is a powerful and potent historical document for our times. Implicit in the writing of this book is the idea that we assess the intentions of a lawmaker not by just what he says, but by what he does. Senator … Continue reading Desk 88: A Progressive History Lesson For Our Times by William Klein

The Idolatry Of Power by William Klein

The day of the historic impeachment of President Trump, congressman Barry Loudermilk of Georgia equated it with Jesus’ trial with Pontius Pilate. Loudermilk said the following for the Congressional Record: “Before you take this historic vote today, one week before Christmas, I want you to keep this in mind: When Jesus was falsely accused of … Continue reading The Idolatry Of Power by William Klein

“Wisdom of Magi” by William Klein

Little is known about the three “Magi” who pay the “Holy Family” a visit in scripture.  They are an integral part of the story in Matthew’s account and tell the story of encountering Herod on their journey following a star from the East to find the baby. In Bethlehem there are graves that date back … Continue reading “Wisdom of Magi” by William Klein

“You Turns and Climbing the Christmas Hill” by William Klein

Classroom doors decorated with tinsel and Christmas chintz, secret Santas bring gifts of socks and simple delights like booze and cookies to tickle the heart to new heights while Christmas lights adorn classrooms and blowup Frostys gleefully wave in the season. Teachers agree it’s that time in the semester where we can see the top … Continue reading “You Turns and Climbing the Christmas Hill” by William Klein