Tangled Roots and Broken Branches

Why Build Statues?

Ozymandias – Percy Bysshe Shelley (1818) I met a traveller from an antique land who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone stand in the desert . . . Near them, on the sand, half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, and wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, tell that its sculptor […]



Who was Hamlet?

This play has always been my favorite. It connects so well to Modern people and the familiar familial battles of Modern inter-family strife, divorce, step-family conflict, power, money, manipulation, and angst. But Hamlet represents so much more, I’ve always felt. And his character is very much a reflection of not just our ancient myths and […]



Free Speech and Social Media

Where do we now stand in terms of Free Speech in the Digital Age? This Free Speech issue in tech, where social media and tech companies are by law allowed to censor, is the most critical issue of our times as it cuts across the most fundamental rights we have as Americans. When you participate […]