By DAVID KLEMENT published in the Bradenton Herald
The hypocrisy on both sides of the political spectrum regarding the value of human life during the Covid-19 pandemic doubtless will give ethicists and moralists fodder for debate for years.
On the left, you have people calling for the government.... READ MORE
This White Paper was published on the website of The Sarasota Institute by David Klement in his role as a member of its Advisory Board.
In this extraordinary time of pandemic, The Sarasota Institute —like almost every other organization – has been forced to adjust its strategies to seek – and share – answers to the big questions facing humanity in the 21st century. READ MORE
By DAVID E. KLEMENT
Now I know what it feels like to be a marginalized American.
I am not black, Asian, Hispanic, female, LGBTQ or physically disabled. I am in fact a white male with a post-graduate degree.
So what makes me think I can identify with those in the above racial, ethnic, gender or sociological groups to whom marginalization – or worse – is a fact of life?
I am old. READ MORE
By DAVID KLEMENT
As I sat in the drive-up line at my local Outback Steakhouse for curbside delivery of our Easter dinner –Alice Springs Chicken, of course, my all-time favorite – I reached for my wallet and took out a $10 bill. Even though I knew my wife had put a 20 percent tip onto her credit-card order, I wanted to do something more for the harried server going car to car checking on orders and handing out bags of meals. A sudden swell of emotion passed through me as I handed him the $10 bill and said, “Thank you for being here for us.” READ MORE
By DAVID KLEMENT
Going through a pile of unread magazines the other day while dutifully fulfilling the mandate that the Covid-19 quarantine is the time to declutter, I came across the February edition of one of Sarasota’s glossy magazines. Surprised that I had overlooked it when it arrived in late January, I leafed through it to see what I might have missed.
What followed was a jolting account of just how much I – we, all of us – have missed in less than two months since that magazine came out. READ MORE
David Klement - A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist with 45 years of editing and writing experience for major metro as well as small-city newspapers.