Tag: George Mitrovich

Trump is Still Trump

| July 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich The greatest thing ever said about age was said by the great Negro Leagues pitcher, Leroy “Satchel” Paige, who memorably said: “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?” Having just gone through lung surgery at Sharp Hospital (unrelated to smoking, which I’ve never done and have […]

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Donald Trump and the 25th Amendment

| June 5, 2017 | 1 Comment

By George Mitrovich As I write this column the president is in the Middle East, with visits to Saudi Arabia and Israel, and his Holiness in Rome ahead. So far it seems like a normal presidential trip, with Trump reading from speeches prepared for him, and has refrained from Tweeting. Is there a new Trump? […]

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The State of Our Confusion

| May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

by George Mitrovich Renunciation of thinking is a declaration of spiritual bankruptcy. Where there is no longer a conviction that men can get to know the truth by their own thinking, skepticism begins. — “Out of My Life and Thought” by Albert Schweitzer The Syrian Government dropped sarin gas on its defenseless citizens and 80 […]

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Courtesy, Civil Society & Journalism

| April 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich Bret Peace is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Michigan Law School. He’s written a book, “Actual Malice,” which documents the collapse of Congressman Gary Condit’s political career; a collapse brought about by the Washington Post and the District of Columbia’s police department. Peace’s book, written in partnership with […]

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Encountering Ayn Rand at Fourteen?

| March 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

I was 14 when I saw “The Fountainhead” with Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal. I saw the film on a Saturday afternoon at the North Park Theater (a 10 cents trolley ride from our home on Redwood Street on the border with South Park). The “gang” I hung out were all from the neighborhood and […]

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Donald Trump & Amazing Grace

| February 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Amazing grace how sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now I’m found. Was blind but now I see.” On the night he won the Florida Republican Primary, Donald Trump faced a crowded ballroom of supporters and several hundred media people. He began his remarks by saying, “I […]

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Practicing Civility in an Uncivil Age

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Therefore, putting away falsehood, let everyone speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. — Ephesians 4:25, RSV In 1949 I was in the eighth grade at Roosevelt Junior High School in San Diego, watching with my classmates, for teaching purposes, a black and white film depicting an automobile crash. […]

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Mea Culpa

| December 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich   First, I predicted Mrs. Clinton would win. I was wrong. Seriously, wrong. That many others were also wrong, is of no comfort. Donald Trump is president-elect. In the aftermath of the election, I have read hundreds of articles, editorials, opinion pieces, essays, all finding common ground in their collective disbelief – […]

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Can America Recover?

| October 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

On taking office following the resignation of Richard Nixon, President Gerald Ford said, “Our long national nightmare is over.” Different time, different circumstances, but I here invoke the president’s words slightly paraphrased, “Our long national nightmare is almost over.” The first nightmare was Nixon; the second, Donald Trump. The first, a Quaker from Yorba Linda, […]

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Thinking and Living Outside the Box – Politics Included

| October 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

I’ve recently come to the realization that I need to share the fact that I think and live outside the box. My entire life has been that way, because I choose to live this way. And, because of my lifestyle, I get to experience the world with an enhanced set of eyes, ears and feelers. […]

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