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“If You See Something, Say Something”

December 3rd, 2015, No Comments

From Sarin in the Tokyo subways to anthrax in the post offices of the Eastern Seaboard in the USA, biological injuries are not to be ignored. The public is remarkably reticent about reporting these problems despite a frightening familiarity with headache onset at the dry cleaner, dizziness at the nail salon and nausea when passing […]

Dear Bill Maher, Isn’t Humanism Also a Religion?

April 12th, 2015, No Comments

Dear Mr. Maher, Thank you, along with many other comedic pundits who have helped so many of us laugh in understanding over the years. Tonight, I’m writing to look into your opinions about humanism, as opposed to religion. I truly enjoy your pokes at ‘dogmatism’ but also believe that to be a characteristic of humanists […]

PASSPORTS: In Space and In Time

March 16th, 2015, 1 Comment

Written in the Negev Desert. After determining the time was right to return to Israel from the USA, I reviewed the various ways that was managed. This would be a return even if I hadn’t already made my first visit to ‘The Land’ in 2013. A Jewish person is called a Yehudi, a Hebrew word […]

Memories of the Future

February 11th, 2015, No Comments

I just moved to Israel where there is no fear of open discussion with regards to the rise in anti-Semitism around the world. Much suppressed in the US, where I was raised to believe my encounters with Jew-haters were isolated events, I now realize those memories are of the future. Feeling free in my NYC […]

‘Ultra Nationalism’ – An Oxymoron for the Ages

December 28th, 2014, No Comments

To tell you the truth, I’m sick and tired of watching the equivalent of present-day Nazis hide behind the ridiculous label of “ultra-nationalism’. A person claiming to advocate nationalism from the point of view of a given group is promoting the framer’s view of their identity. Reform efforts still fall within boundaries intended by the […]

RADIO – The Last Bastion Of Spontaneity In Media

October 20th, 2014, No Comments

I spend a great deal of time on the road, camping as I await a visa to Israel as a new resident.  That means I listen to a lot of radio as the highway patrol doesn’t like drivers to read the paper while the vehicle is in motion.  Neither does my rental car company.   […]

Dignity At Work

July 6th, 2014, No Comments

Among the more valuable perks of having a good education is the ability to pick and choose the kind of work you’d like to do while making your way through life.  My work experiences began at twelve, babysitting for the child of a divorcee for fifteen hours per week after school.   In later years, a Master of Arts […]

Is Night Driving Driving You Into Blindness?

May 28th, 2014, No Comments

I drive quite a lot as I move about for my health in a seasonal manner. Rarely driving at night, the odd need to do so indicated just how problematic this is nowadays. Modern vehicles are now equipped or modified with forms of lighting that literally seem to burn out your eyes as they warm […]

An Oath Out-Standing

March 1st, 2014, No Comments

There are a variety of outstanding oaths taken by adults in the course of our lifetimes. Elected officials, from the President of the United States to the newest member of your local library board, asserts their intention of protecting and defending the Constitution. Witnesses before Congress or the judiciary pledge to stand before God or […]

The Sure Heart – Reflections Upon the Medicare System

October 28th, 2013, No Comments

The USA has a very important system of support for Americans who have long believed that we must live beyond our sixty-plus hour work-weeks in order to actually enjoy retirement. It is truly at the heart of any discussion of our work habits. While US citizens are among the hardest working individuals in the western […]

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