Our GOP serves the rich, not small businesses.

Our GOP serves the rich, not small businesses.

In just the last week, we’ve lost over $9,000 in sales because of the sequester threat. Our GOP has become a party of the rich only.  Dealing in manufactured disasters designed to make sure the richest of the rich get more so. Nobel laureate Paul Krugman...

Last day and happy loading, GSA 2012

Last day and happy loading, GSA 2012

I’m exhausted, too tired now to do justice to our last two days at GSA. Amazed at our success and thankful for my colleagues, clients, and hundreds of visitors to our booth at GSA. And happy for the United States of America.  Yesterday was a great victory...


A Freedom Rider dies in Carbondale.

A Freedom Rider dies in Carbondale.

Freedom Rider Genevieve Hughes Houghton died last night in Carbondale. In 1961 she was nearly killed for her convictions, in a firebombed bus with white men holding the doors shut. My wife Kate was a good friend, and adored her, and last month honored her by...

Never ending flood suffering.  A recipe.

Never ending flood suffering. A recipe.

This flood is causing terrible human suffering and economic loss.  In southern Illinois, thousands are in shelters, many here in Carbondale. It’s easy to focus on that suffering now, and talk about simple short-term fixes.  But only a sober view of...