Monthly Archives: January 2019

Einstein’s Thoughts

When we hear the name “Einstein” we automatically think the word” genius” and “relativity.”  It is that second word which leaves the vast majority of us ordinary mortals totally clueless. The concepts of relativity are so weird (but true); like … Continue reading

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Young Dali

Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dali, better known to the rest of us as Salvador Dali, the Spanish surrealist painter died 30 years ago on January 29. The painter of soft watches, hallucinogenic toreadors and Columbus landing in America is best … Continue reading

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The Insulin Racket – Part III

Shane Patrick Boyle died on March 18th, 2017, from Type I Diabetes. Not from late-in-life complications from the disease, or from some unexpected situation—Boyle died because he was $50 short of reaching his $750 GoFundMe goal to pay for a … Continue reading

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Would You Care?

Suppose you lived under a  one party government which was meeting all your needs? One which made the roads, rail, airlines, schools, hospitals,  all more responsive.  Where the economy was growing, you were free to make money, where the environment … Continue reading

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Super Bowls, David Bowie and the Passage of Time

Super Bowl Fifty Three will be played in several weeks.  The National Football League has always used Roman numerals to designate the game.  Super Bowl LIII.  Super Bowl 50 however was designated with the familiar Arabic number.  Perhaps they figured … Continue reading

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How The Poles Saved Christian Europe

It is September 10, 1683.; perhaps the pinnacle day of Ottoman power. The armies of Mehmet IV, which had been camped outside of the walls of Vienna for two months were preparing to storm and take the city.  The Habsburg … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday To My Big Girl!!

. . . . . At “Hamilton” last Saturday night . Wishing a very Happy Birthday to my eldest daughter.   You will never know how proud you make your old dad. Seems like yesterday I danced in the living … Continue reading

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Our Place in the Scheme of Things

A photo of our Earth taken by NASA on December 17 from the asteroid Bennu. It is not often that we see a photo of our world from so far away. No, it is not the bright image in the … Continue reading

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No Pay! No Work!

So which side of the “Wall of Decency” are you on? “What this country needs is not a border wall, but about 1 million yellow vests. It needs federal workers who will not work without pay. What this country needs, … Continue reading

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The Parachute Jump – A Re-Post from 2015

Most of you who waste your precious time reading me know I grew up in Brooklyn and, from the time I was 14, lived in a tiny “bungalow” on a dirt street on the outskirts of Coney Island. Yes.  We … Continue reading

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