The Story of Anthony Harris

The following is a true story about a 12-year-old boy who grew up in the mostly white town of New Philadelphia, Ohio.  His name is Anthony Harris.  His story seems to come from fiction and not fact, but it sadly true.  Many times, I have said and written that throwing out the race or discrimination … Continue reading The Story of Anthony Harris

Shame on Me……..

Has anyone besides me noticed a new word that has crept its way into the political correctness dictionary?  It is not a new word, but an old one that is hyphenated and used with any other word we choose to create a negative connotation.  The word is shame.  Now the definition of shame is simple:  "Make … Continue reading Shame on Me……..

The Heroic Story of Travis Mills

Retired United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne is a recalibrated warrior, motivational speaker, actor, author and an advocate for veterans and amputees. Travis’s New York Times bestselling memoir, Tough as They Come, is currently available on sale in bookstores everywhere. Despite losing portions of both arms and legs from an IED while on active … Continue reading The Heroic Story of Travis Mills

Can we Compare Immigration Today with That of the Past?

So many people and media reporters have based their arguments for unfettered immigration on how this land is made up of immigrants.  That is absolutely true!  I am a product of immigration from Italy by all of my grandparents. That is not the issue however.  The question should be, has our country changed in the … Continue reading Can we Compare Immigration Today with That of the Past?

Have We Given up the Fight

In 1971, then President, Richard Nixon declared "The War on Drugs".  Since that time, the U.S Government has spent over $1 Trillion Dollars and has the largest prison population in the world, with over 2.3 million incarcerated.  More than half a million are behind bars for some violation of our drug policies.  What a waste … Continue reading Have We Given up the Fight

The Reason we Hate Each Other

Growing up in Akron, Ohio in the 50's and 60's, I recall everyone getting together each evening in backyards and front porches.  I recall all the houses in our neighborhood being unlocked and open, even when our neighbors weren't home.  There was a level of trust and the knowledge that everyone watched out for everyone. … Continue reading The Reason we Hate Each Other