Just two days after that, a shooter in Half Moon Bay opened fired, killing 7 people. His name is Chunli Zhao and he is of Asian descent. While motives are not completely known at this time, it seems as if this was a case of workplace violence. It is another senseless tragedy (https://www.cnn.com/2023/01/25/us/half-moon-bay-shooting-suspect-chunli-zhao-what-we-know/index.html). I am … Read moreReflections on the shootings in CA: Death, Bloodshed, and still no Gun Control
I have been thinking lately about the National Archives (https://www.archives.gov/), the United States federal agency “”…of the executive branch”, charged with the preservation and documentation of government and historical records. It is also tasked with increasing public access to those documents which make up the National Archive (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Archives_and_Records_Administration). The National Archives and Records Administration, or … Read moreHonoring the National Archives
On Sunday, January 8, 2023, President Biden visited the border between the U.S. and Mexico, in El Paso, Texas, his first trip to the region. There, he visited the wall separating Juarez and El Paso. Since he became president a few years ago, the amount of immigrants trying to come in to the United States … Read moreReflections on the Immigration Crisis in the U.S.
As I got older, I have more mixed feelings about football. It is a compelling game, and it can be exciting to watch. Yet, it is so brutal, gladiator-esque at one level. There has been so much written about how NFL players suffer so many injuries, that when they leave the game or retire, their … Read moreReflections on Football: Damar Hamlin and the NFL
Over in Europe, The Guardian reported that many major cities are experiencing record heat in January, another piece of global warming. “The warmest January day ever was recorded in at least eight European countries including Poland, Denmark, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Belarus, Lithuania and Latvia,” reported The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/jan/02/extreme-event-warm-january-weather-breaks-records-europe). One expert in the article … Read moreTuesday Tune-Up: Winter Weather around the World