Solidarity…

I don’t think it’s a secret (at least not if you’ve kept up with my writing) that I am ethnically Jewish. In fact, though I don’t observe the faith of my ancestors, I am quite proud of my heritage as an Ashkenazi Jew.

Seriously…

Here’s my latest, thanks to some recent ugly discourse on FB regarding immigration & the military. From the same source, some months ago, I got asked how I felt about Nazi re-enactors who came to local events. Now I’m chewing on why reenactments are needed at all. There are multiple prompts for this post, but Read More …

Aftermath (Part 1): And so it ends…

Dear Reader, You’ve gotten this far, so it’s likely that you can find all the ways in which I predicted the outcome of this year’s Presidential election. There isn’t anyone as clear on the subject as Jim Wright, so I will let him tell you what I think of the situation, at least in part. Read More …

I’m just gonna leave this here…

I am making a last-ditch attempt at concentrating on classwork before my final projects are due and I wrap up my second BA in Graphic Communication (this Sunday, and thanks for asking). After I finish, I’ll have all the time in the world to blog again, but in the meantime I’m putting these two links Read More …

And the subject was “Battle Hymn of the Republic”…

Months ago, my Unitarian Universalist minister asked a bunch of us to provide meaningful songs on which she could base sermons throughout the year. Mine, as it happens, was the subject of today’s service. I chose (off the top of my head) the Battle Hymn of the Republic. A few weeks ago, she followed up with a Read More …

Reblogging on the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht…

This is important and you need to see it. If you really want to know what drives me to write the pieces I do, read the post below and watch the clip. Life in a Minor Key: November 9: Cabaret ~ Tomorrow belongs to me And consider this: In the world today, neo-Nazi and neo-Confederacy groups Read More …

An a-HAH moment worthy of exploration…

On Facebook, where I can often be found expounding on issues that I imagine many of my friends would simply rather ignore, I’ve gotten involved in a conversation about Baltimore’s crime rate. Well, not that, exactly, because the discussion has devolved into an argument about gun control and whether it is constitutional. One of the Read More …

Did I hear you right…?

You know, aside from the questionable benefits of drinking overpriced coffee or (in the case of last Friday) tea, and solid support for Marriage Equality – among other things – I gotta give Starbucks credit for hiring people who are generally literate. Last Friday, I walked in fresh from a philosophical lunchtime discussion that was Read More …

They never had it so good. Wait. What?

CPAC Participant Defends Slavery At Minority Outreach Panel: It Gave ‘Food And Shelter’ To Blacks Say what? Really? Okay, all you Tea Party members. Listen up, because this is important. This guy, 30-year-old Scott Terry, is a prime representative example of the sort of people who vote with you. I’m sure he’d love me to death: Read More …

Can’t happen here…

Yesterday I saw this article from the New York Times come across my Facebook news feed. I know it’s starting to make the rounds. If you haven’t seen it yet, you might want to take the time to read. The Holocaust Just Got More Shocking From the article: “Auschwitz and a handful of other concentration camps Read More …