The Aurelian Column "Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."

-- Theodore Roosevelt


I'm an old school, "classical" writer, correspondent and broadcast journalist trained in the ways of the traditional American Fourth Estate.

Sadly, our numbers are dwindling. My kind is all but extinct. But a few of us are trying to keep the flame of a once-noble profession alight in the hope that one day it will experience a re-birth.

This site is my contribution to that effort. I hope you find my writings and podcast useful and informative, but never entertaining for the sake of being entertaining.

Please also keep in mind that the written word and the recorded production are a result of labor. Both of the mind and of the body. It's an activity that also requires an investment of time. So donations are welcome, urged, and encouraged. Man does not live on bread alone, but he needs it to survive.