I’ve been silent for a while and, as anyone who knows me will tell you, silence isn’t my natural state. I think, after the election, I just didn’t know what to say–and so much of what followed was so angry … Continue reading →
This is the strangest election I can ever remember (and I’ve seen some doozies). There is a silence that’s unnatural, like everyone I know is holding their breath – or in hiding. Elections tend to bring out the best and … Continue reading →
If there’s something sadder than a once-great newspaper passing up a great story, it’s a once-great newspaper insisting on a pre-determined storyline despite the facts. Why don’t we just rename the NY Times ‘Pravda’ and get it over with?Continue reading →
Bernie Sanders’ ideas grow out of the concept that ordinary people’s lives matter, that they’re not just guinea pigs offered up to the highest bidder.
Ahh, it’s a good day. Two items with the scent of clear thinking (so rare, these days)… Ford’s unofficial rebuttal to Cadillac’s sleazy ‘Let’s all work ourselves to death because we’re Americans!’ campaign (I recommend watching the Cadillac ad first). … Continue reading →
I wanted to go. I felt I needed to go. This isn’t a problem that just snuck up on us. It’s something that’s been building for decades right out in the open, because everyone in power keeps shrugging their … Continue reading →
The night whispers in her ear as she turns the pages and the train clickety-clacks past the window. Her mind fills with dreams of distant destinations and Cleopatra.
We met two years ago today. We’d exchanged a few emails and a couple of phone calls. I’d stood her up twice, once to help out a friend on short notice and once because I (really) got sick. Our first … Continue reading →
In Manhattan, rich people ride buses and subways, right alongside you and me. In Bloomberg’s world, this means that mass transit has to work – because those are his people – so, in Manhattan, it does. The buses are sleek, … Continue reading →
I’m on the ferry heading to work this morning. As the boat is nubbing into port, I go to pull open the glass sliding door so we can all get off. and the guy standing next to me smiles and … Continue reading →