Error Messages

Error Messages

  By Tom Robotham It is remarkable how easily and insensibly we fall into a particular route, and make a beaten track for ourselves. ~ Henry David Thoreau. For years now, I’ve started my days with the same morning routine: After resisting the urge to stay in bed...
Game Day

Game Day

  By Tom Robotham I wanna grow up to be a politician, and take over this beautiful land.  – Roger McGuinn.   If you want to understand politics in the age of 24/7 “news” media, look no further than CNN’s “coverage” on July 30, 2019.  “It’s game day!” one...
VIEWPOINT: Busing and Politics

VIEWPOINT: Busing and Politics

  By Tom Robotham  In the wake of the recent Democratic debates, the widespread consensus was that there was one clear winner: Kamala Harris. And there was one moment above all others that made her stand out—her confrontation with Joe Biden over his opposition to...
Of Youth and Age

Of Youth and Age

By Tom Robotham I am not going to make age an issue in this campaign. I am not going to exploit for political purposes my opponent’s youth and inexperience. – Ronald Reagan   Now that 2019 is underway, it won’t be long before the next presidential campaign begins...
My Trouble with Food

My Trouble with Food

By Tom Robotham When it comes to food, people generally fall into two camps: those who live to eat, and those who eat to live. Those, in other words, who regard food as the greatest pleasure in life, and those who think of it as necessary fuel, in the same way that...