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  • Opinion > Current Events / Politics
    12/15/13 Dear Uncle Sam, “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is the difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” –Nelson Mandela. As we say goodbye to Nelson Mandela and to 2013, may his wise wor...
  • Opinion > Current Events / Politics
    Eleventh Letter to Uncle Sam 11/20/13 Dear Uncle Sam, Someone’s gotta say it: Afghanistan is Vietnam, Benghazi is Watergate, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is Katrina (KAT). Metaphors multiply like bunny rabbits on a sunny spring day. Yes, bringing affordable healthcare to millio...
  • Opinion > Current Events / Politics
    Ninth Letter to Uncle Sam 9/11/13 Dear Uncle Sam, Here we go again. To bomb or not to bomb. Syriously? Once again on 9/11, we confront a crisis spawned by that fateful 9/11 that changed America and the world forever. Baghdad… Benghazi... The specters haunt American dreams… B...
  • Opinion > Social Issues / Civics
    Eighth Letter to Uncle Sam 8/15/13 Dear Uncle Sam, Greetings from the Silicon Valley. My thoughts too are about the Man who had a Dream. Whose Dream inspired people around the world to dream their own dreams. On this 50th anniversary of that historic speech, dear Uncle, what do we ...
  • Opinion > Social Issues / Civics
    Seventh Letter to Uncle Sam 4/7/13 Happy Birthday Uncle Sam! Speaking of happiness and its pursuit, what do you think is the state of this most uniquely American right today, Uncle dear? Ever since it was enshrined in the constitution by the Founding Fathers, the “pursuit of happines...
  • Opinion > Current Events / Politics
    Sixth Letter to Uncle Sam 15/6/13 Hey Uncle Sam, I hope that stuff about Angelina Jolie’s breasts in my last letter didn’t embarrass you into silence. I’d actually meant to write to you about a less awkward but more important subject raised by what Time magazine called “the Angelin...
  • Opinion > Pop Culture / Trends
    Fifth Letter to Uncle Sam 1/5/13 Hey Uncle Sam, Hope April showers have beautified your garden with Mayflowers. Speaking of beautification, dear Uncle, a delicate topic’s on my mind this beautiful May morning: breasts. Yes, women’s breasts. Actually, one woman’s breasts. Angelina J...
  • Opinion > Social Issues / Civics
    Fourth Letter to Uncle Sam 1/4/13 Hey Uncle Sam, Greetings from your favorite little fool on this auspicious All Fool’s Day. Don’t you think one’s April experience depends so much upon whether one is a fooler or a foolee? Me, I’m a foolee. I actually believed good grades wer...
  • Opinion > Social Issues / Civics
    Third Letter to Uncle Sam 1/3/13 Hey Uncle Sam, Greetings from the Silicon Valley where spring is once again springing in the air. I know you’re too busy to write but I do hope you’re not too busy to chew for the modest proposal on immigration I sent last month was filled with scrumpti...
  • Opinion > Social Issues / Civics
    Second Letter to Uncle Sam 1/2/13 Hey Uncle Sam. It’s your Silicon Valley niece again. I’ve a sneaky feeling you actually read my first letter – the one with the New Year Resolutions – ‘cause even though you didn’t care to reply, I see you’re trying to do something about gun vi...
  • Hot Topics > Bullying
    I shot him with a word I shot him my friend I shot him with a word. I shot my sinful friend with the F word. No, I don’t mean the banal ubiquitous four-letter one glued to an –ing placed before that other one. That other one, That’s one I mean the only one he’d hear or fee...
  • Opinion > Social Issues / Civics
    1/1/13 Hey Uncle, Happy New Year from your Silicon Valley niece. Here are 3 New Year Resolutions I’ve made for you: 1.Not another child will die in a school shooting in America ever again. Please let those twenty kids in Newtown be the very last victims of gun violence. Ban assault w...

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