And Still the Poppies Grow…

My address to The Doverwood Village Retirement Community On the Occasion of Veterans’ Day Ladies and gentlemen — Dear Friends — Fellow Americans… Welcome to today’s gathering and thank you — My name is Brian Griffin and I’m honored and humbled to be here today — to be a small part in this celebration — thisContinue reading “And Still the Poppies Grow…”

To Reconcile or Not to Reconcile…

To all my friends who are frustrated and angry with the outcome of the presidential election, I offer this… Please consider the term reconcile. We typically overlook that there are two very different dispositions to that word. One is to become reconciled “with” a thing and the second is to become reconciled “to” a thing.Continue reading “To Reconcile or Not to Reconcile…”

Rest Well Harambe. We’re all very sorry…

Yesterday, I reacted passionately, without appropriate background and took an emotional position in social media on the unfortunate death of Harambe, the Silverback that was dispatched by the Cincinnati Zoo to safeguard the life of the four year old child who fell into the animal’s enclosure.  I am sickened by what occurred, but I did notContinue reading “Rest Well Harambe. We’re all very sorry…”