Veterans Day 2020

This Veterans Day, let’s remember that every soldier to join forces under the American flag was risking their life for democracy – the right of all our people to have their say in who governs them. This year’s election saw the greatest percentage of American citizens to vote since 1968. In the middle of theContinue reading “Veterans Day 2020”

America, the Beautiful

One of the first things I thought of when I saw the spontaneous outpouring of emotion that followed the news that Joe Biden had defeated Donald Trump was the importance of music to the celebration. The power of music – to express joy, to comfort sorrow, to inspire the best in us – is overwhelmingContinue reading “America, the Beautiful”

Gun Control

Seventeen people were killed yesterday in a school shooting in Florida. Next week there will be another school shooting, and this one will fade into the past for those of us lucky enough to not have our lives turned inside out by this all-American carnage. We have become a nation controlled by cowards. While everyContinue reading “Gun Control”