Monthly Archives: July 2020

How Did We Become Extremists?


As I look around me, the conclusion seems inevitable – we are all becoming extremists. In prior years, politics were able to function based on the ability of our representatives to reach a compromise regarding important issues. No one got … Continue reading

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Vaccine Crisis


The worldwide Covid-19 pandemic has created massive economic disruption, loss of life, educational challenges, and social warfare between those feeling the need to protect themselves and their families from disease and those who want to live their lives as they … Continue reading

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Mayonnaise


Can you picture your life without mayo? Who’s willing to give up potato salad or coleslaw? It’s pure Americana in tasty kind of way. However, like a lot of what makes our country great, mayonnaise originally came from elsewhere. I … Continue reading

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Time


TIME   For thousands of years we measured its passage by the seasons, the phases of the moon. Then, the tolling of church bells and large tower clocks separated our days into smaller portions. For time itself has no divisions … Continue reading

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On Travel And Movement


Welcome to Poetry Monday. For a number of Mondays to come, I will feature a series of poems, all relating to the theme of travel by one of my favorite poets, Peter Ferenczi. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the … Continue reading

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The Golden Record


As we remain locked inside our suddenly shrunken world by the very real threat of our worldwide pandemic, I am comforted and made hopeful that there are amongst us dreamers with visions of possibilities for life way beyond our current … Continue reading

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The Travel Bug


Maybe it’s my ancestral gypsy blood. Perhaps, it’s my natural curiosity about people and places different from mine. Whatever the reason, I love to travel, and have been fortunate enough to see many parts of our globe over the course … Continue reading

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Beauty – But At What Price?


Beauty – At what price?   There was a recent article by Jan Henderson on the lengthy media coverage of the death during cosmetic surgery of aspiring Chinese pop star Wang Bei. The details are tragic: She was only 24. … Continue reading

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Easy Credit


The willingness of credit card companies and stores to offer easy to obtain credit to people who should not be buying anything on which they will have to pay 18+% interest, trapping unsophisticated people into a life-long cycle of debt … Continue reading

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An Investing Tragedy


Alexander Kearns, a 20 year old sophomore management student at the University of Nebraska committed suicide after his account at Robinhood, an online financial app, showed him with a negative balance of over $700,000. The app, targeted at young people, … Continue reading

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