Haiti and Lessons From History

The tragic situation in Haiti is gnawing at me. Like so many others, my family is contributing to the quake relief effort, and we’re optimistic that the world’s overwhelming generosity can help improve peoples’ lives there. Yet the tragic situation in Haiti still gnaws at me. How can two countries, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, […]

President Barack Obama

“We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things… And to those nations like ours that enjoy relative plenty, we say we can no longer afford indifference to suffering outside our borders; nor can we consume the world’s resources without regard to effect. For […]

Ode to Ironwood Ridge

In the 1970s, Central New York skiers had a gem of a ski resort just fifteen miles from downtown Syracuse called Ironwood Ridge. This facility offered 500 vertical feet, five downhill trails ranging from intermediate to suicidal, night skiing, cross country, bunny slope, pro shop, a modest lodge and one 1800-foot T-bar. Alright savvy mathematicians, […]