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Moses and Baltimore Reconsidered

Posted on 05/06/2015 05:37:33 PM

History, whether told through myth, manuscript or word of mouth, often contains one or more grains of useful insight, but you have to look carefully for them. The hidden bits of wisdom, applicable to what's happening in our world today, may provide a new appreciation of our culture or even guidance ..

No Reservations Are Safe Seemingly

Posted on 05/01/2015 05:22:46 PM

Despair may have been part of the baggage they carried on that long, terrible trip forced march from their homelands to the desolate places called "reservations." Undoubtedly, that despair was inherited by a young generation who had not known their proud heritage, their language and their culture as..

The Alcoholism That May Be Overlooked

Posted on 04/26/2015 03:40:29 PM

Alcoholism is no joke and the seriousness of the problem can only be appreciated once you begin to look at some of the statistics.  And, of course, don't forget the ancillary problems wrought by imbibing too much of the grape and the mash over a lifetime. I'm speaking, naturally, about the incr..

The Many Voices of Women

Posted on 04/20/2015 01:39:25 PM

Voice, one college professor told our fledgling English seminar, is something to be developed and to be distinctive. It was to be as personal and identifiable as to set us apart and so we wrote. I wrote in the style of Saul Bellow and was told it was more Bellow than even Bellow. I surmised that was..

Alzheimer's and All Those Memories

Posted on 04/16/2015 10:56:26 AM

I have agreed to begin helping with yet another project to preserve the memory of those who have gone before us so that they may not be forgotten and that others may find them in Internet databases. It is a labor of love born of gratitude for the gift I was given by one such database. I will do it g..

New Yorker Lessons from the Sociologists

Posted on 04/14/2015 10:02:48 AM

Judith Regan, the undisputed queen of come-backs and a powerhouse in anyone's right, wrote a short article for The Hollywood Reporter yesterday (which I read today) and it caught my eye for many reasons. For starters, Regan is someone I always pay attention to because she's one sharp lady. I might s..

Wanting to Be Remembered

Posted on 04/07/2015 07:31:34 AM

The poet Shelley was really on to something when he created one of his most famous sonnets, Ozymandias. An original draft of the work directed at the famous Egyptian pharaoh, Ramses II is available. It is both a commentary on the ephemeral existence of potentates and the wishes of the lowly wor..

The Other Booster Seat Generation

Posted on 04/05/2015 03:26:31 PM

Kids are strapped into booster seats on a regular basis. If not, the driver or parent may be subjected to legal charges for failure to protect the child from harm in an auto. The seats also allow the child to have a view of their surroundings in a comfortable seat while affording them a view of the ..

I'm Not Deaf

Posted on 03/29/2015 08:03:47 PM

The White House has scored a major breakthrough and a coup for those with any disability related to deafness or for the hard-of-hearing individuals who have always been challenged in career aspirations. Leah Katz-Hernandez is a White Receptionist and she is deaf as are both her parents.True, sc..

Only the Lonely or Maybe Those With Malintent?

Posted on 03/22/2015 10:13:12 AM

Friday night and, coincidentally, it's Spring Break so Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, Florida is should-to-shoulder with a very mixed crowd. Walking along the equivalent of Restaurant Row (only these are all open to the sidewalk), you get the feeling you're in South Beach but it's a bit farther no..

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