Think Anew, Act Anew

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THE ZAPRUDER TEXTS or ELECTION NIGHT 2016 IN REAL TIME

Is it tasteless hyperbole to compare the realization of Trump’s victory with the November 1963 shooting of President Kennedy? Yes, and I plead guilty on both counts. But for millions (in … Continue reading

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Earthquake and Tsunami

The earthquake hit on November 8, 2016.  The tsunami warning may be in effect until 2020. Or longer.  People are hurting, and many are genuinely afraid. There is much to be … Continue reading

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Sincerely, L. Cohen

November 10, 2016. We learn the news of Leonard Cohen’s passing.  There is a particular grief in it, during this week of such loss and hurt. Tonight, on this eve … Continue reading

November 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Message to a Young Democrat

“We have to remain idealistic – romantic even – about human potential, but realistic about human limitations. In short, we have to win to be of any use to people.” … Continue reading

November 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Constitution is Stronger than a Strongman

Premonitions from last weekend, of what came to pass November 8th.  On the weekend before the U.S. election, feeling the dread possibility of Trump’s victory, I reflected on how America had come … Continue reading

November 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

ELECTION NIGHT: WHAT TO LOOK FOR

November 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Surfer Girl in Gaza

The most famous surfer in Gaza, is a girl. But in Gaza, her body is her crime and her prison too. *** Turns out, Gaza has a beach. And the surfing is good, … Continue reading

November 7, 2016 · Leave a comment