Planning 2017 with the PenPositive New Year Quadrant

Every year when we come to the end of the year there is excitement. Though we know it is just another passing of time based on a model through which we create an order in the world we live, everyone likes to look at this as a fresh start. An opportunity to start fresh. Make…

Fidel Castro Dies and I remember Reinaldo Arenas

Fidel Castro dies and I am remembered of Reinaldo Arenas the Cuban poet, novelist, and playwright who despite his early sympathy for Fidel Castro and the 1959 revolution, grew critical of and then rebelled against the Cuban government. Arenas’s writings and openly gay lifestyle were, by 1967, bringing him into conflict with the Communist government and…

The Second Presidential Debate – Some Thoughts

So the second Presidential debate is also over. As anticipated Trump’s Locker Room talk was a topic of discussion. After the debate I heard some people say Trump did OK after the initial twenty minutes. And my take is NO he did not. Because what did people think? that he was going to take off…