Category Archives: Politics

To Vote Or Not To Vote


TO VOTE OR NOT TO VOTE… I wrote this piece several elections ago, but it seems even more pertinent now than it was then. I have to confess, I originally wrote it mainly because I knew my son would read … Continue reading

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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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Decline and Fall


There was a time, not so long ago that it no longer exists in my memory, when it was expected that family members of wealthier, educated people would enter public service, and do their part in maintaining the integrity of … 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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Forgive us our trespasses…


I recently wrote a post about the four requirements in life for happiness: friends and family, doing for others, forgiveness and gratitude. Of these four, the one that seems the hardest for me (and many others) is the one involving … 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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Postcard From Latvia And Copenhagen


I have to temporarily suspend my daily posting on this site for the next several weeks due to other immediate demands on my time, but will still attempt to sporadically offer something for your consideration, so please check back at … Continue reading

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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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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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