Monthly Archives: January 2017

Dancing With Syrians – A Re-Post

Arab Brooklyn – Damascus Bakery, Sahadi’s,  and Reginella Pizza on the same street I grew up in Brooklyn.  Most of you know that.  One of the good things about growing up in Brooklyn was the contact with the numerous other … Continue reading

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Pro-Life or Pro-Birth?

  Last Friday Washington saw it’s largest pro-life march ever; in fact it was the largest pro-life march the world has seen.  Tens of thousands, mostly women, paraded is support of  the reversal of Roe v. Wade and the end … Continue reading

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Of the New Colossus and Hollow Words – a Timely Re-Post

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, with conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand a mighty woman with a torch, whose flame is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother … Continue reading

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Syrians snaking through Budapest, Hungary We  used to live by an ancient Roman road where the chalk gave way to clay then to grandfather’s fertile garden   lemon trees and vines. Now we walk in the footprint of the Legions … Continue reading

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Medicare for All!

So says Clark Boy! Day before yesterday in the Senate the Republicans introduced at least part of their big replacement health care plan, and while deliberately still vague on details, the basic idea is kick all responsibility back down to … Continue reading

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From a Tent in Italy

In the camp of dreams he s sitting on his balcony in Aleppo; the lights of his city now dimmed the street blackened and empty the clatter of crockery indicating life goes on somewhere; in the dark a distant rifle … Continue reading

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The Ortho-Supermarket

All of you who read me regularly know that several weeks ago I fractured a number of bones on the top of my left foot; I think they are called tarsals or meta-tarsals.  Whatever. You can read all about the … Continue reading

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