A course correction

So I’m still reading my Bible every day (you, too, Jac?) in an attempt to read the entire thing straight through this year. I made¬†three New Year’s resolutions, and this is the only one I’ve kept. The book of Esther was nice (did you know it took Esther an entire year to learn the ways …

Someone called me a looser yesterday

Someone took the time to copy some of my recent columns for the Courant — along with¬†one from 2012 — and then include a note that asks why the newspaper employs a “looser” like me, and then they sent the packet to me at my university job. They didn’t even bother to find the street …

So who takes the job that no American wants?

Kevin McCarthy didn’t want it. Paul Ryan insists he doesn’t either, so who does that leave for Speaker of the House? A day laborer, or jornalero/a, of course. If no one wants to be Speaker, then such a job would generally go to a hard working immigrant, yes? Seems fair. Check out what the Speaker …

Read this. And weep.

The New York Times carries this story about Ryan Hoffman, a former University of North Carolina lineman who is now living on the streets in Florida. The story makes much of the fact that football may have injured Hoffman, and set him on the road to homelessness, and that’s a damn shame. But I took …