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Nothing New--Sad all the Same

I read stories about refugees stranded in Mexico, attempting to enter the United States legally. These are women, children, and men...

SHIRLEY TEMPLE HAIR

Owners look like their dogs and vice versa. Dogs and their keepers adapt to one another, so their appearances bear a resemblance. I saw...

IT'S HIGH TIME

High time that people are educated about speech and language. As is my usual stance, I am baffled that Americans remain misinformed....

A Chanukah Story

December 2019 Our group completed an arduous tour of the Majdanek Labor/Death Camp in Lublin, Poland. Among all of the Holocaust sites...

My Friday Gift

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTYZa8asU4o Listen to the writers. You won't be disappointed. Thank you.

More Musings on Racism

Racism has been with humankind for centuries. Americans focus on our sin of slavery. After slavery was abolished, a more subtle form of...

Kase for Karen/Case for Caren

Laugh all you want. LOL. OMG. You, too, if you are lucky, will be middle aged and older some day. Let's get some basics out of the way....

Antiracism

Challenging, New, Fresh, Comprehensive--How To Be An Antiracist(Audiobooks version),by Ibram Kendi, encompasses those qualities....

Two Train Cars

Odd as it seems, my sister, brother, and I embarked on a transcontinental rail trip, with our parents, in August 1968. The train conveyed...

Soft Spots

The soft spots on an infant's head do not remain a long time. So it is with my psyche. I feel a softness so seldomly these days. This...

Critical Thinking

Often, we are told to utilize our critical thinking skills. Or commentators and politicians report that schools fail to teach reasoning...

Thoughts from Rabbi Elliot Kukla

Rabbi Kukla is a rabbi in the San Francisco Bay area. He suffers from a chronic disease. His recent article in The J rang true to me....

Coronavirus 2020

Coronavirus 2020 Another grey day Of solitary walkers Hidden in their thoughts Coming down the path. “Watch out! That’s not 6 feet.” My...

Notes from The German Trauma

The book is a collection of essays, written from the 1970's to the very early 21st century. The writer, Gita Sereny, was born in 1923 in...

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