Feeling Good!

I woke up this morning thinking how good it must have felt when Abraham Lincoln was President. The Sergeant at Arms introduced his State of the Union address with: “Mr. Speaker, the President of the United States!” I know, I know, not everyone was happy. But I would have been. Today I am feeling pretty […]

Existential Angst

It’s all Neil deGrasse Tyson’s fault. First it was his “Cosmos: Spacetime Odyssey” on television. Then it was his irresistible book title: Astro-physics For People In A Hurry. Tyson says stars blow up and spread the hydrogen and oxygen necessary for life.  All my life I’ve been successfully avoiding any tendency I might have for […]

“Deja vu All Over Again”

  The following headline is typical of what’s been in the media the past few days … not just Fox News, all the media: “Militarized Iranian fast-boats prevented tug boats from salvaging damaged oil tanker, US officials say” Hmmmm. Where have I heard this kind of thing before? Oh! I know. “Gulf of Tonkin incident” […]

Your Taxes At Work

        Thank you Reuters TV for reporting on this most important development. Naming rights Trump now has an Israeli settlement named after him. “Trump Heights” is a planned neighborhood in the Golan Heights, honoring his decision to recognize the occupied land as part of Israel.   This is all you need to […]

“Mr. President”

What happens inside of you when you say “President Trump” Me? I have to suppress a gag reflex. President Trump.  President Trump.  President Trump. Nope. Sorry. Can’t do it. 

A Song Of Revolution

 If you miss Bob Marley you’ll be happy to hear he was alive and well in Pasadena, CA yesterday. I wish you had been there. But you know what? This video will bring you close. OK. You’re right, Andre Henry isn’t Bob Marley. But still … you tell me if this beautiful man doesn’t bring […]

For My A-theistic Friends

The God you don’t believe in? I don’t believe in ‘him’ either. (More on that later.)  But I do believe in a beloved son in whom the benevolent universe was “well-pleased.” You might reasonably counter: “So why do you believe in Jesus? You’ve never seen, touched, or been touched by him.” My response to you […]

A Jewish Woman Prophet

I’ve been saying it for years and I’ll say it again, any discussion about Israel and Palestine that doesn’t begin and end with the word Occupation is fatally flawed.   Recently I’ve begun saying, along with a growing number of Israeli Jews, the Occupation of Palestine by Israel is not sustainable. This woman could conceivably […]

Trump Re-Elected??!!

“Stop saying he’s crazy. He’s crazy like a fox.”   Michael Moore           So you think there’s no way Trump can be re-elected in 2020. That’s not thinking. That’s hoping.   Here’s what we need to wake up to. He can and will be elected to a second term if things don’t […]

Despair? Nope

Picking up from where I left off a couple of days ago, let me make it very clear. I know what I say here may be flawed. But if I’m right? Well …   So here goes.   1994 through 1998 were the best four years of my life! No equivocation on that.  24 hours […]