Month: February 2015

February 21, 2015 Howard Kenyon No comments exist

This coming week, I have three minutes to address a breakfast gathering of Oregon state legislators. Here is what I plan to say: Let me tell you about a friend whom I will call “Kyle”. As a name, “Kyle” is currently linked in popular imaginations with heroism and my friend is a hero of the…

February 15, 2015 Howard Kenyon No comments exist

What a week! Brian Williams, America’s trusted news anchor, is suspended and Oregon’s governor, John Kitzhaber, resigns. The careers of both men have abruptly disappeared into very dismal clouds of moral failure. It seems as though scandals fly fast and furious across our screens these days. In sports, media, religion, politics, education, and nearly every…

February 8, 2015 Howard Kenyon No comments exist

This Sunday my mother begins her 84thyear on this earth. Anita Osgood Kenyon: sweetness defined. I know. That’s what people are supposed to say about their mothers. But anyone who knows my mom knows I cannot possibly exaggerate her sweetness factor. For much of my adult life, she and I have lived continents apart. But…

February 1, 2015 Howard Kenyon No comments exist

It is good to say ‘never forget’ when it comes to atrocities of the past. Auschwitz Liberation 70 years ago. Don’t ever tell victims to forget it and move on, for in remembering we leave the next generation that much safer. So I wrote on my Facebook page earlier this week. A lot of thought…