Monthly Archives: August 2011

Chain Letter Blues

Chain letters bug me. They hold some mystic power over some people, which annoys me because these are good people ,who are being duped. This is my response to one such email. I hope it helps. Please, people, don’t get … Continue reading

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My Political Philosophy

How would you describe your political philosophy? A Chicken in every pot — or freedom for all? When I was 17 years old, I was provincial and naive. But my girlfriend was from New York. She had seen Nureyev and … Continue reading

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Seeking The LORD

Listen and pay attention; don’t be proud! For Adonai has spoken. Give glory to Adonai your God before the darkness falls, before your feet stumble on the mountains in the twilight, and while you are seeking light, he turns it … Continue reading

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Fly The Flag At Half-Staff

Back in January President Obama ordered that flags be flown at half-staff for a week on public buildings, grounds and military installations, to honor those killed in the Arizona shooting. Six people had been killed, including a federal judge and … Continue reading

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Crafty Speakers / Who’s Listening?

We can only have a free country if debate is honest, respectful and rational. That requires maturity and clear thinking. Is that too much to ask? I’m tired of slimy hucksters in government and journalists who ape them in the … Continue reading

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Negative Arab Images

July’s “Images in Film” series, aired on Turner Classic Movies, has been “Race & Hollywood: Arab Images In Film”. Co-hosting with Robert Osborne for this series was Dr. Jack Shaheen, Professor Emeritus of Mass Communication at Southern Illinois University, who … Continue reading

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