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...
TRAVEL: A Tale of Two Cities

TRAVEL: A Tale of Two Cities

By Tom Robotham   Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. ~ Mark Twain.    Whenever I feel the need to take a journey of some kind, I’m torn between two options: revisiting a...
Beacons of Hope

Beacons of Hope

By Tom Robotham Teach your parents well / Their children’s hell will slowly go by. ~ Graham Nash In the immediate aftermath of the massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the debate over gun control began anew—but there was little reason...