The passing of President George H.W. Bush – whom the nation mourned officially Wednesday – was a reminder of all that we have lost and that still remains.Read More
In the movie “Cast Away,” a driven Fed Ex official survives a plane crash, isolation on an island and a daring open-sea voyage only to be rescued and discover that his fiancée has moved on – marrying and having a child – during his four-year absence.
“You were the great love of my life,” he observes in their farewell reunion, realizing that though he has lost her, she was there when he needed her most – on that island, in his mind, keeping hope alive during all those years of solitude.
Spoiler alert: At the end of the movie, he delivers the one unopened package from the crash and, though the last shot shows him standing at a crossroads, we’re lead to believe that he will form an attachment with the woman the package was intended for. Indeed, you could say that everything he went through was designed to lead him to that moment.
I was reminded of this listening to President Donald J. Trump’s continuing rants against the French and their president, Emmanuel Macron.Read More
Novak Djokovic is back on top as world number one after an abdominal injury forced rival Rafael Nadal, the previous number one, to withdraw from the Rolex Paris Masters. Djokovic officially becomes number one on Monday, although he lost the Paris final to the latest tennis hotshot, Russia’s Karen Khachanov, 7-5, 6-4.
Normally, I’d be ecstatic with Nole’s return to top form. This time, though, I’m troubled.Read More
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal — currently playing in the Rolex Paris Masters, with Djokovic challenging Nadal for the number one ranking — are taking a wait-and-see approach to playing the King Salman Tennis Championship in Saudi Arabia Dec. 22.
The exhibition match, a year in the planning, was announced after the revelation of the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi at Saudi hands in Istanbul, putting pressure on Nadal and Djokovic to withdraw.Read More