October 2017 archive

Oct 29

Jews Are Human, Too

In Brief — An exploration of the genetics of most modern Jews showing that physical traits rest in past history and human nature. Genetics and religion are different concepts that can’t be used to identify “Jewishness.” [Written in April/June 2017.] ————————————————————————————————————————————- Being Human Determines Physical Appearance — “I don’t look Jewish, do I?” My lovely …

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Oct 22

Walking Under Ladders and Other Absurdities

In Brief — In January of 2017, the author contemplated a piece on superstition and how we all fall victim to some really silly mythical beliefs. After a period of simmering, this piece takes a cynical look at the phenomenon. [Written in May, 2017.] What Fools These Mortals Be (Shakespeare) — I confess! I used …

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Oct 15

Art: The Good, Bad and Ugly

In Brief — A look at art in its varied forms: paintings, photography, sculpture, architecture, serigraphy, furniture whatever. What is art? What are its limits? ——————————————————————————————————————————————– The Eye of the Beholder — Andy Warhol. Leonardo da Vinci. Pablo Picasso. Robert Rauschenberg. Shoji Hamada. Antoni Gaudi, Frida Kahlo. These are but a miniscule listing of the …

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Oct 08

Party of Four

In Brief — What sounds like being seated in a restaurant is, in fact, your invitation of four people, past and present, to join you for an exchange of thoughts on topics of interest. [Written in May 2017.] ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Revelations of Values — Who do you invite and why? The invitees speak your language regardless …

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Oct 01

The Shame of Republicanism

In Brief — A frank look at why Republicans should be ashamed of their membership in a regressive political party. [Written in May 2017.] ———————————————————————————————————————————————- Backward-looking and Mean-Spirited  — Imagine aligning yourself with ignorant scoundrels. A once-respected political party — Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt must be spinning in their graves — has abandoned governing in …

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