Author Courtney How

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  • “It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes. ”

    -Andrew Jackson, Seventh U.S. President


    In general I would say that the world has a love/hate relationship with America. It tends to be more hate than love but there still remains a mix. However, I sincerely do not know how long the love will last. (…)

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  • “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”

    - Bil Keane>


    Though I don’t subscribe to a particular religion, the above quote resonates deeply with me. One could easily substitute the word God if one were so inclined with many other words or phrases that also conjure up a similar notion of wholeness or connectedness. Today’s editorial focuses on a small part of my journey towards being more present in my everyday life. (…)

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  • “We are trying to construct a more inclusive society. We are going to make a country in which no one is left out.”

    - -Franklin D. Roosevelt>


    Franklin D. Roosevelt said the above words while gauging what his NEW DEAL economic and social programs aimed to achieve in the U.S. I think most of us would agree that both in the U.S.A. and even here in Portugal that we have been somewhat successful, at least social terms, in achieving a more inclusive society for all. (…)

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