Mourning in America

Mourning in America

To all the people who say the problem isn’t guns, its mental illness, I say that’s a dangerous deflection even when well intentioned. The lead proponents of this notion are the NRA and the GOP; the former funds the latter.  Keep that in mind and don’t buy into it....

Holocaust Day of Remembrance

Last Saturday, January 27th was the Holocaust Day of Remembrance. Although most social media commentary was appropriately supportive, I also saw a dark side in various posts. I chose not to weigh in to debates or respond to comments because I wanted time to collect my...

New Year’s Eve 2017 – A reflection on humanity

When I think about humanity (and as I get older, I more frequently do), I think about our duality. On one hand, people are capable of incredible acts of selflessness. This week there was a terrible fire in the Bronx and a young man, home for a week from his first year...

$ocial $ecurity – Money for Nothing?

With all the recent talk about the Trump tax reforms’ potential impact on Social Security and Medicare, I dove into “The Future Financial Status of the Social Security Program” on the Social Security Administration web site. It’s a scintillating read, trust me. ...