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...
Changing Lives

Changing Lives

By Tom Robotham   Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works… ~ The Gospel According to Matthew, 5:16   Last year at this time, I was struggling to process the news that my longtime mentor, Nat Hentoff, had died. (See ‘Thank You, Nat...
What Makes a City Great?

What Makes a City Great?

By Tom Robotham   Recently The Virginian-Pilot ran a story headlined, “Virginia Beach is the Greatest City in the Country, says a new survey.” The survey in question was conducted by WalletHub, a financial-information website—not exactly in the same league as the Pew...