Archive for August 2017

Princess Diana, JFK, and our fascination with tragic death

As everyone knows unless they’ve been living under a rock, today is the 20th anniversary of the shocking and tragic death of Diana, Princess of Wales, in a Paris car crash. It’s been virtually impossible to avoid the TV specials, newspaper articles, essays and thought pieces, and photo retrospectives marking the occasion, and the opportunity... Read more »

Steve Bartman's grace and class sets an example for us all

On Monday the Chicago Cubs announced they were giving the long-suffering Steve Bartman a 2016 World Series ring, as a gesture of forgiveness and “closure” for the infamous 2003 playoff game incident. Bartman’s statement of response was characteristically gracious and conciliatory. Bartman has consistently shown himself to be a class guy who eschews bitterness and... Read more »