The Bobe, or Babushka, was the old crone in the faded sepia photograph in the dusty family album or, at best, in a tiny frame tucked behind a vase on the credenza. I was not going to be that person. Long before I discovered dozens of websites full of cool names for grandmothers, I knewContinue reading “They Call Me Dalma”
Only rarely was I smart enough to take a pair of stretch black jeans and a couple of black t-shirts and call it good.
“Loving your fellow as yourself,” said the great Jewish sage, Rabbi Akiva
It appears to be the rationale for autocrats, whom our president aspires to emulate, as well as the explanation for the mess in the U.S. Congress.
“The death penalty has no place in the 21st century”
Sometimes it’s just better to take the time to optimize.
Bon appétit. Try it, you might like it. Then again, who knows?
I stopped breathing as I imagined myself toppling over and getting crushed under the large feet of the plodding beast.
Aristotle established the concept of the Golden Mean 2,500 years ago. Simply put, the middle path—or moderation—is the correct choice for right behavior and making good decisions. During this pandemic, we Americans are choosing between extreme options and moderate ones. On one side of the continuum is an extreme option: shutting down the economy, curtailingContinue reading “The Golden Mean in the Age of Covid-19”
Congress has enacted a number of civil rights statutes prohibiting discrimination in educational programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. These statutes are as follows: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion and national origin); Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (prohibitingContinue reading “Letter to the Editor: Unity and Diversity is What Will Make America Great”