Archive for May 2017

News Media Wallows in Wrong-Headed Nostalgia for Ringling Bros.

I wasn’t planning on writing another post about the demise of Ringling Bros., which had its final circus performance over the weekend. Let them go quietly, was my way of thinking. Unfortunately, but predictably, it wasn’t the news media’s way of thinking. In journalism school, one of the first things you’re taught is the importance... Read more »

For the Motherless on Mother's Day

For some, the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are difficult to get through on account of family friction or unpleasant memories associated with the season. For me, Mother’s Day has been a difficult non-holiday for quite a few years. Some years it’s worse than others, and I don’t know why. Having lost my mom at a... Read more »