Category Archives: Lies

What Happens When Dreams Are Lost


I was born and grew up in a Communist country, and I am as aware as anyone, and more so than most, of the falseness of the Party propaganda regarding the supposed equality given all workers in the Communist State. … Continue reading

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What You Don’t Believe Can Still Kill You


During World War II, Churchill warned: “There are vast numbers…in every land, who will render faithful service in this war, but whose names will never be known.” Much has changed since WW II, but our fears have not. Needing to … Continue reading

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Visionary Ideas for our Times


These are dark times for our country and our world. Octavia E. Butler offers in her sci-fi novels “Earthseed” some remarkable insights that seem to provide a bright light on the dangers and challenges we are currently facing, as well … 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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Boycott


Growing up, we always had at least one newspaper delivered to our house, and most often two. My parents were always in opposing political camps, and cancelled each other’s votes in any given election. Between them, my mother’s sister, as … Continue reading

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Who Do You Believe?


Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously said, “Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts.” Having come from a background grounded in science, I have long been schooled in the scientific method, and how proofs of theories are … Continue reading

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The Sunshine Bridge and Louisiana Politics


Having lived in Chicago for eight years during the heyday of Mayor J. Daley and his vote-and-vote often machine politics, I should have been better prepared for the politics of Louisiana when I moved to New Orleans in 1968. However, … Continue reading

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Escaping Hungary – 1956


As the brief light of freedom rapidly dimmed on November 4, 1956, the possibility of attempting escape from Hungary crossed my parents mind, along with thousands of other Hungarians. My father, who by then had finished his training as an … Continue reading

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