Category Archives: History

Our Developed Nation is Developmentally Challenged

Is America a developed nation or a nation with developmental disabilities? A deadly mass shooting. Again. A White Supremacist armed with an AR-15 and hate. Again. Angry masses protesting in the streets to Save Abortion Rights. Again. As I drank

Our Developed Nation is Developmentally Challenged

Is America a developed nation or a nation with developmental disabilities? A deadly mass shooting. Again. A White Supremacist armed with an AR-15 and hate. Again. Angry masses protesting in the streets to Save Abortion Rights. Again. As I drank

Boston Marathon

It was a perfect spring day for the return of the Boston Marathon yesterday. Nine years after the attacks at the marathon finish line had killed three people and injured hundreds more, the mood was optimistic. The enthusiasm at its

Boston Marathon

It was a perfect spring day for the return of the Boston Marathon yesterday. Nine years after the attacks at the marathon finish line had killed three people and injured hundreds more, the mood was optimistic. The enthusiasm at its

Refugee Children Must Live in Our Hearts

Two toddlers. Two Eastern European children displaced by war. Displaced by the brutal actions of an evil sociopath.  Seven decades separate them, but this shared trauma will connect them in history forever. Both will bear emotional wounds that no child

Refugee Children Must Live in Our Hearts

Two toddlers. Two Eastern European children displaced by war. Displaced by the brutal actions of an evil sociopath.  Seven decades separate them, but this shared trauma will connect them in history forever. Both will bear emotional wounds that no child

Florida Just Don’t. Say Gay!

  Praise Jesus! Innocent Floridian school children never have to say or hear the word gay again! Let’s wave bye-bye to homosexual, queer, and trans, too. They can go quietly back into the dark alley where they belong. At long

Florida Just Don’t. Say Gay!

  Praise Jesus! Innocent Floridian school children never have to say or hear the word gay again! Let’s wave bye-bye to homosexual, queer, and trans, too. They can go quietly back into the dark alley where they belong. At long

International Women’s Day All Eyes On Ukraine

Today on International Women’s Day I will be thinking of the extraordinary Ukrainian women who are showing the world what courage, resistance, and resiliency looks like. Including the 79-year-old great grandmother Valentyna Konstantynovska  who learned how to use an  AK-47

International Women’s Day All Eyes On Ukraine

Today on International Women’s Day I will be thinking of the extraordinary Ukrainian women who are showing the world what courage, resistance, and resiliency looks like. Including the 79-year-old great grandmother Valentyna Konstantynovska  who learned how to use an  AK-47

Ukraine, Jews, and a Traumatic History

What is happening in Ukraine is for Jews part of a long collective and traumatic history. And we feel it in our souls. Today, in solidarity we are all freedom-loving Ukrainians. But the story for me is a complicated one.

Ukraine, Jews, and a Traumatic History

What is happening in Ukraine is for Jews part of a long collective and traumatic history. And we feel it in our souls. Today, in solidarity we are all freedom-loving Ukrainians. But the story for me is a complicated one.

We Weep For Ukraine

War, what is it good for? Absolutely bloody nothing! A brutal dictator threatens to invade one of his neighbors he claims is a threat to his country. He also asserts his county has a historical right to the other nations’

We Weep For Ukraine

War, what is it good for? Absolutely bloody nothing! A brutal dictator threatens to invade one of his neighbors he claims is a threat to his country. He also asserts his county has a historical right to the other nations’

Holocaust  And the Jewish Race

Never forget that when Whoopi Goldberg shared her ill-informed views about the Holocaust on the talk show of the same name stating that the Nazis’ murder of six million Jews was “not about race,” she was wrong. Dead wrong. Never

Holocaust  And the Jewish Race

Never forget that when Whoopi Goldberg shared her ill-informed views about the Holocaust on the talk show of the same name stating that the Nazis’ murder of six million Jews was “not about race,” she was wrong. Dead wrong. Never

Maus, Nazi Book Burning

The Horror of the Holocaust  Never Deny and Never Forget

Never Forget. Those words were seared into me as a child.  Today on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jews come together as a community to say we will never forget the horrors of the Holocaust. Even as some American schools choose

Maus, Nazi Book Burning

The Horror of the Holocaust  Never Deny and Never Forget

Never Forget. Those words were seared into me as a child.  Today on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jews come together as a community to say we will never forget the horrors of the Holocaust. Even as some American schools choose

To Sidney a Trailblazer, With Love

In 1964, the same year the Beatles forever changed our world, a dark-skinned actor from the Bahamas changed our perception of what a leading man could look like. Sidney Poitier, a man as swoon-worthy as Paul Newman, with the charm

To Sidney a Trailblazer, With Love

In 1964, the same year the Beatles forever changed our world, a dark-skinned actor from the Bahamas changed our perception of what a leading man could look like. Sidney Poitier, a man as swoon-worthy as Paul Newman, with the charm