Wally Hoggatt

Still Life, with Constitution

September 17th is Constitution Day in America.  It’s been eleven score years and ten since the founders finished their work after a long, hot summer in Philadelphia.  How should we think about the Constitution today?  Is it our very present help in times of trouble?

The Place of Execution

The message will be a few comments about the current state of the death penalty — including the bad news, the good news, and the bad news about the good news.  Bio: Wallace R. Hoggatt has been Judge of the Superior Court for 21 years.  Before taking the bench he spent close to 17 years … Continued

Christmas with Archy and Mehitabel

It’s time once again for us to check in with our old friends from Shinbone Alley: Archy, the free verse poet who died and was reincarnated as a cockroach, and Mehitabel, the alley cat who claims she was once Cleopatra. Archy and Mehitabel were created one hundred years ago by journalist and poet Don Marquis … Continued