These days there are many questions about the president and his presidency floating around in the political air we breathe.
Barack Obama has no experience with any of our armed services and yet as president he is commander in chief of all of them.
In the ’30s Hope Strong and I, along with other members of our Scout Troop, would canoe with our leader Fleet Peeples down the Wekiva River and camp out overnight on Shell Island.
We were boys then. We were crazy. What else is new?
Most American kids are not willing to wait. They put last things first, and first things last.
That's why there are so many people in the audience and so few on the stage.
There is nothing that prepares one for the vicissitudes of old age except living a very long time and learning to roll with the punches.
Human beings are always in some state of mind or another and tend to assume that everyone they talk to is in the same state that they are at the same time.
inter Park can be grateful to our city commission for being more concerned with our future township than with the wishes of developers.
When and if Winter Park becomes only a busy suburb of Orlando, my house will be for sale.
We talk a lot about logic, but when have we managed to string any two periods of logic together to make sense for long?
It is the permanent unknown that spurs us on as it concomitantly holds us back, while we read Proust and try to rethink “Remembrance of Things Past” — times when we probably never even existed.
Communication via human speech is really quite a mysterious invention.
It appears that we take on understanding of many abstract words by the dramatic situation in which they first occur.
Relativity is everywhere you look. And who needs an Einstein to explain that the fourth dimension — time — is the glue that holds together the pieces of the world in which we live?
Reality is a constantly changing motion picture — not a still life. Change is the way of life. And change takes time. The change from young to old takes place too quickly for most of us.
I always stayed in the Hollywood Hotel and once had a room looking down from the second floor and on New Years Day could enjoy the whole Rose Bowl Parade from my window.
Bob Hope once gave me two 50-yard-line tickets to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena where I sat with great singer John Charles Thomas and movie actor Edmond Lowe.
Mickey Rooney sat down at the grand piano and said, “So you’re a singer? — so sing.”
He sat down at the grand piano and said, “So you’re a singer?— so sing.” He played a bit of a song from the 40’s and I sang along and interpolated a high B-flat. “Ya’ got it alright,” he said.
Signs of weakness from our president are answered by aggressive action from the Russian Putin — sure as shootin’!
We must finally learn that our White House must lead from strength, not from weakness, or the world will wipe its feet on us.
Wilkins brought thrilling full sound to the symphony's conclusion and drained every drop of emotion from Sibelius’ musical “victory.”
On Saturday, April 5, the Orlando Philharmonic, with conductor Christopher Wilkins, performed “Finlandia,” the Symphony No. 2 of Jean Sibelius and the Brahms Violin Concerto with soloist Elmar Oliveira.
Men like to play with fire and are big risk-takers; women are fire extinguishers and lead men home safely from their adventurous tomfoolery.
We men lean individually and collectively upon women from the time we get up in the morning until we go to bed at night.
Barnatan’s pianism is prodigious
The recital of cellist Alisa Weilerstein and pianist Inon Barnatan on Sunday, March 30, in Tiedtke Hall presented by the Bach Festival Society turned out to be an impromptu affair.
Today’s recent sequence of international events is not salutary — we have a president who speaks from weakness that could well invite aggression from several already dangerous sources.
Something has got to change: either our protective stance, or the vapid words that come from our White House.