The View From Here

The View From Here | Always Keep Moving, and Appreciate the Journey

When I was in college, if you had suggested — as many did — that I go to law school, I would have told...

The View From Here | How Do You Learn to Hate?

I’ve been thinking a lot about babies lately. Those who know me might say that it makes sense, considering that our household has had...

The View From Here | Social Media Is a Tool; Use it Wisely

It’s no secret that civic dialogue is becoming a rare practice today, if not disappearing altogether. Anyone who doubts the severity of the problem need...

The View From Here | Where Religion Falls Short

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has committed the cardinal sin of betraying his faith by, in the words of Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Christine Flowers,...

The Pileup Is Straight Ahead, and We Can’t See It

With my daughter’s 16th birthday last week — an otherwise supremely joyous event — I entered into a frightful club: parents of children old...

The View From Here | Waking Up to a Different World

It’s a truism of life that you never really know what you had until it’s gone. (That’s not exactly true, as more than one...

The View From Here | As a Destructive Force, Anger Can’t Be Beat

It seems that these days, there’s a whole lot of anger in the world. More than two years after the 2016 presidential contest that was...

The View From Here | Coming Home in the New Year

Ending a vacation is always hard. After spending a week away, which I was privileged to do with my parents, wife and children last...

The View From Here | The Mail, and Other Worries

Anyone who’s ever been a parent can understand the impulse to think the worst every time something bad happens. Especially for first-time mothers and fathers,...

The View From Here | The Real America’s Team

By Joshua Runyan As a kid, I could never understand why the Dallas Cowboys, apparently having been born under a lucky blue star, were ever...