Monthly Archives: October 2017

Other People

You can grow up mean in little houses without a single book, save the Bible slaughtering pigs, kicking chickens drowning kittens without a second thought. Rusty coal stove in the living room Poppa smelling of gasoline and oil Momma strange … Continue reading

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But Mom! Dad! I’m Almost One!!

Why can’t I?  Please!  I’m  old enough! Come on!  Let me borrow the car!  Please! What a day!! .    

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A Single Mother at Magic Kingdom

Fairy tales, witches magic enchantments dreams sailing on clear seas the world of children mixed with wonder Angelic eyes fill with a lovely shine; the laughter of kids freshening the air dissipating sadness Carousel music fills the square where sweetness … Continue reading

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“The Ideal German Soldier”

“The Ideal German Soldier” –  appearing on the front page of Berliner Tagsblatt newspaper, Sunday edition during the invasion of Poland – 1939. Our soldier’s picture was taken by a Wehrmacht  photographer and  provided to the newspaper for publication.  It … Continue reading

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Child Labor in the Fifties – (smiley face)

Once upon a time, during the reign of the Divine Tiberias, a.k.a the fifties, young boys got Summer jobs. Now I’m sure some kids still do; it’s just that the kids seem older now than they were then. And the kind … Continue reading

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The “Ethics” of Wall Street

Most of you know I spent my life in banking, much of it on the international side.  Banking, especially investment banking is the epitome of the capitalist state.  Are there any ethics on Wall Street?  How does one not fall … Continue reading

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“I Like to be in America!”

The dour stone-faced German Finance Minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble made a joke in 2015. “According to Bloomberg, Schaeuble said, “I offered my friend [US Treasury Secretary] Jack Lew these days that we could take Puerto Rico into the euro zone if … Continue reading

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