Growing up in New York City the focus of every child, after the Easter break, was centered singularly on one thing, Summertime. As kids in the inner city we looked forward to the heat, the pool, Coney Island, the beach, to staying out until the street lights came on (or maybe a little later), the ice cream and Italian Ices that were a staple of Summertime in the city. We’d play basketball and handball in the park all day, punctuated briefly by a trip home, or to a local bakery or pizzeria, for lunch. In later years, conscious of how…


What is normalcy? Normalcy is defined as conformance with a standard, baseline, usual, typical, or expected conduct. But realistically, one man’s normal is another man’s crazy town, and that which is abnormal, or unthinkable for one person, is perfectly acceptable to another, so there’s that. The experiment, known as America, is exposed for being that which “we” as a nation have always looked down upon. “We” have been exposed as being a nation of petty, cruel, racist, anti-labor, misogynistic xenophobes. In 2016, elected a leader who embodied all the characteristics that “we” hold dear. I sense more than a few…


A coup-attempt underway in the United States of America. Like corruption, racism, antisemitism, misogyny, et al., it has been conducted in plain sight, with the support and encouragement of 74 million deluded people. Since the first day of this regime, we have always been moving in this direction. Even the most casual and disengaged observer could see that this was not a normal unfolding state of affairs. However, those who were really paying attention and connecting the dots between the orange occupant’s past behavior, his reputation as an alleged “businessman,” and his reputation as a racist landlord would be aware…


Christmas is a really instructive time of the year for many things. Women observe their boyfriends and husbands to see if they’ve been paying attention over the past year. Children pivot from distinctly problematic behavior, to a more gift-worthy version of themselves, and observe the success or failure of the pivot. Even the family pet sometimes gets into the act; shit, they know what’s going on. The specific time to which I allude however, is Christmas morning. There is no time in America, such as Christmas morning, where we are able to observe firsthand just how America works, doesn’t work…


These past four years have been the darkest in my American experience. I know that I speak for many of my fellow citizens when I say that, in the wake of the election, I am happy to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but am still hoping that that light isn’t an oncoming train. I honestly can’t say that I am in the least surprised that Donald hasn’t yet conceded the election. Even if he eventually accepts the “idea” that he will no longer be president on January 20, 2021, it is my opinion that little Donny…


I learned an enduring lesson from an old professor many years ago. What he said to me, in Fall of 1981, has stayed with me to this very day, and I reference it often, sometimes daily. Long dead, his name was Prof. Leonard A. James and the words he spoke to me are as follows, “…one can define a thing in terms of what it is, but very often a more precise way of categorizing a thing is in terms of what it is not.” …


We have two arms, two legs, ten fingers and ten toes. We share the same DNA, the same capacity for learning, teaching, good, evil, greatness and mediocrity. We possess the dame ability to understanding and misunderstand; we have a compassionate souls to hard ass prick ratio to match any other member of the human genus. Our ancestors built great civilizations on the continent of Africa (Egypt, Ghana, Mali, Songhai, etc.), when Europeans were living on a knife’s edge. In truth, and in fact, Africa brought civilization to Europe via the Moors. They built great universities, where scholars from all over…


We have two arms, two legs, ten fingers and ten toes. We share the same DNA, the same capacity for learning, teaching, good, evil, greatness and mediocrity. We possess the dame ability to understanding and misunderstand; we have a compassionate souls to hard ass prick ratio to match any other member of the human genus. Our ancestors built great civilizations on the continent of Africa (Egypt, Ghana, Mali, Songhai, etc.), when Europeans were living on a knife’s edge. In truth, and in fact, Africa brought civilization to Europe via the Moors. They built great universities, where scholars from all over…


Newly freed slaves betrayed by Reconstruction policy

I recently heard someone say that, “… America is the greatest country in the history of the world…” I paraphrase because the statement was made within the context of a larger, and more expansive discussion too complex to delve into here. Suffice it to say that the statement was not the major thesis of the argument, but more of a corollary with which to support his argument. Even as a corollary, I could not allow this statement to go un-discussed. I replied that, I would amend that statement to say that the IDEA of America, as a concept, is the…


Jubilation after Biden’s election Victory.

What an incredible, exciting day, worthy of all the celebration now underway. The long nightmare of Donald is almost at an end. There are people in the streets in every city across the nation, in the midst of a pandemic, in ecstasy and jubilation usually reserved for the toppling of a dictator. It was a mighty struggle, and as usual, it was completely misread by most experts almost to the very end. Most of the news focused on, the huge and unprecedented early voting numbers, and the frightening number of mail-in votes, and rightly so. Clearly, the responsible behavior was…

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