Category: Personal

Jan 21

My Shout into the Universe

In Brief—The author’s random views on what he thinks and holds dear. [Written in February-March 2017.] ———————————————————————————————————————————- Everything Has An Expiration Date— Zap! I suddenly awoke in the wee small hours with my brain in overdrive. Sparks sprang from the fuse ignited by a good friend in California. When I opined that I was considering …

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Jan 14

Lies: The Mother’s Milk of Politics

In Brief — A look at how the political establishment at all levels distorts the truth to sell its laws to a gullible public. [Written in July/August 2017.] ————————————————————————————————————————————— Is Honesty the Best Policy or Not? — Donald Trump, now the President of the United States, has set a new record for lying. According to …

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Jan 07

Being a Parent: the Joys and Tests

In Brief — A look at what it’s like to be a parent or a grandparent, and when being one of those is both a test and a joy. [Written in May/June 2017.] It’s Not as Easy as It Seems — Some are a snap. Others will give you sleepless nights. I’m referring to children, …

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Dec 31

Anger, Bullheadedness and Road Rage

In Brief—Incidents experienced by the author, people of color and Palestinians reveal problems that haunt the human race and are overdue for correction. [Written in 2014; Revised in September 2017.] Injustice and Destruction Grow — In a world where both uplifting and destructive actions occur every moment of every day, violence and injustice undermine mankind’s …

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Dec 17

‘Tis the Season to Donate

In Brief—Bay points out the necessity for ignoring the commerciality that smothers the real meaning of the season and spending your money on the worthy causes that can really make a difference. “Ho, Ho, Ho!” Donations That Have Real Impact— We all need another tie or toy like we need water in our shoes. How …

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Nov 26

Chronicle from the Old Folks’ Home — Part 15

In Brief — A contemplation of humanity’s inescapable date with the Grim Reaper. The old folks’ home is the terminal where death is waiting for the next departure. [Written in July/August 2017.] ——————————————————————————————————————————— Life is an Opportunity; Use It Before Death Ends It — What happened to all those years that were racing by? Did …

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Nov 19

A Theft or a Souvenir?

In Brief — The author’s remembrance of his youthful trip through Europe with an eventful visit to Finland. [Written in April-May 2017.] A Risky Act — I’m an old man now, but many years ago a rich great-aunt gave me a high school graduation gift of a trip through Europe. It changed my life. “Travel …

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Nov 12

Party of Three — Second Shot

Note — Recently readers had the chance to invite anybody from history to discuss their life and times and why the reader was interested in that person. Language and time are not problems. Unfortunately, only a few stalwart readers chose to comment. Maybe others were shy. Maybe some folks didn’t know that commenting was as …

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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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