Category: Letters

Anti-Semitism in Israel

September 9th, 2013, No Comments

It is with the greatest disgust that I report upon the futility of public educational systems which continue to graduate ignorance in the form of anti-Semitic adults. People who have never even met a Jewish person are visiting Israel and professing our great, good fortune that Jews ‘run the world’. I kid you not! Always […]

Refugee World

September 6th, 2013, No Comments

The news leads one to believe that soon there will be more refugees than settled citizens in any of our nations. Hearing open talk of the millions of displaced individuals in flight from divisions within countries like Syria, the questions raised include: –How shallow are the roots of the people ejected from the nation of […]

Getting Ready To Publish a Book

July 23rd, 2013, No Comments

I’ve written a novel in a series entitled, “The Escargot Series”. The first two novellas will be published together and a third will follow shortly thereafter. In order, these are, “Escargot to Go”; “Escargot Gone”; and “Escargot a la Carte”. The publisher is ready but the author is still working toward registering the start-up company […]

Twenty-Three Children Dead from Pesticide Poisoning in India

July 18th, 2013, No Comments

Once again, we see schoolchildren victimized by the appearance of pesticide contamination in or around schools. This time, it was attributed to the luncheon served at a school in India as per this Reuter’s brief. I’ve already pointed out the results of pesticide poisoning as it affects schools in New York City (my own law […]

The Occasional Hostile Hostel

June 26th, 2013, No Comments

I’ve stayed in some lovely hostels during my budget travels. Many have been upgraded to hotel quality standards; they aren’t your grandparents’ backpacker flophouses any longer. Here in Israel, I’ve mostly had good experiences as well but last night I had a second, serious disappointment at the Gordon Inn and Guest House in Tel Aviv. […]

Setting Your Checkbook Ahead

June 25th, 2013, No Comments

When you travel with a learning disability, organization is essential to your ability to finish what you start in the most efficient manner. This means timing; leaving sufficient time for that flight or train as well as enough time to use the ‘head’ (toilet) before your departure. Changing money is another art and science that […]

When you see it happening…

June 17th, 2013, No Comments

I am currently in Israel and witnessed an unfortunate event in a hotel last week. This could have happened in any hotel in any corner of the world so I removed the identifying details from this post. This letter was sent to the corporate office of this hotel chain and I hope everying who reads […]

Life Issues

April 22nd, 2013, No Comments

I was reading the newspaper, Haaretz, here in Jerusalem when I came across their reprint of Ross Douthat’s Op-ed column in the New York Times entitled, “Media Balance and bias”*. I wrote this letter to the editor about it: Sir, The article on ‘Media Balance and bias’ was extremely timely. Questions arise daily in the […]

A Sweet Little Machine

April 22nd, 2013, No Comments

If you aren’t feeling so hot on a consistent basis and are postponing that visit to an expensive specialist, one simple question might help in making that decision. How’s your blood sugar? It’s surprisingly simple to find out if your diet and eating schedule needs to be altered to counter that sudden drop in energy, […]

Nicotine Up Your Nose?

April 3rd, 2013, No Comments

Here in Greece, I’ve been getting sick from the fumes of something that smells like tobacco smoke – and isn’t. An odor heavy in the airport harkened back to memories of my research in pesticide science when I first came across the ‘neonicotinoids’. It’s spring now and pesticides are making the news like crazy. The […]

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