Wage laws and poverty


Over the years, Americans have heard politicians bloviate about the economic injustice that afflicts our nation.  

The most common claim is that Americans should earn a “living wage.”

Finding perspective on the Trail


Sitting on a fallen log and panting about halfway up Jacob’s Ladder – on the Appalachian Trail, near Stecoah Gap – I make the decision to turn around and head back to my car. 

Some thoughts on the U.S. Postal Service


“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds,” is not the official motto of the United States Postal Service.