An American heart is hurting

My heart is American, born and bred. Red, white and blue blood flows through my body every day. I breathe the air of freedom of expression and often sing patriotic and religious songs learned growing up in the Chicagoland suburbs during the ’50s and ’60s. Telling the truth, loving my fellow citizens — not just […]

Freedom is a simple word but hard to accept its meaning

It seems today that Americans of all cultural, religious and political stripes struggle with the meaning of one word that defines our country. Freedom. It seems simple enough. Go to a dictionary. In this case it’s Merriam/Webster’s oft-quoted tome defining words in the English language. Freedom, according to its editors, is: 1: The quality or […]