The new American icon strikes a cold contrast with the flag I learned to respect as a kid. That one got special handling, and it was alive, more than a symbol, an active reminder of values. The American flag’s dirty now, dirtier still in the time of Trump […]
There are no races, and sadly, we know but ignore it. We ignore it at our own expense.
Walk the Brooklyn Bridge… That’s how my friend kicked off tours of New York City, herding visitors off on a hike up the Brooklyn Bridge. No need to go all the way up. After a few hundred feet, you see the city as you’ve never seen it before, and […]
New guidelines for UFOs drafted by the U.S. Navy… I twice saw UFOs myself — and I really do mean unidentified — and, for that reason, I found this story interesting…
Getting right with death isn’t complicated. When they asked Buddha what he gained from meditation, he said losing fear of death. Is that all it takes?
The Star Spangled Banner Story ain’t what they taught us back in school, although that version skims some truth. I wanted to know more. The song brings a lump up in my throat every time I hear it float over 50,000 fellow fans at Yankee Stadium. I can’t […]
Atheists and believers always get it wrong, but is one more wrong than the other? Both come off as so much noise. It’s like watching ping pong, a set of furious volleys, where neither player realizes the pong they’re pinging isn’t God at all. Believers and atheists irritate, […]
Your Little TOE… Do you believe that a single theory, say, a brilliant equation, a religious belief or a universal philosophy that puts the whole shebang together in a single basket of truth, a Theory of Everything, might explain the whole mess – or miracle, depending on how […]
About William Glasser’s Reality Therapy and Choice Theory… Do you have an idea about how to live that you count on it to clarify and strengthen your choices?
Behind the counter, a new political force… Yemeni-American bodega owners in New York City organized a boycott of the newspaper over what they see as anti-Muslim bias.