How I figured an alternative to a less than good idea I was contemplating…

  Day two, today, of my great European adventure, I spent one night, last night at the Rho Hotel just off Dam Square in the heart of Amsterdam’s City Center, which means throngs of tourists, every one in a hurry, most of them not knowing where they are either, and whether tourist or local, not … Continue reading How I figured an alternative to a less than good idea I was contemplating…

I remember Grandpa Harry praying, “Thank G-d for not making me a woman”.

And then he tried to explain it away in some way that didn’t seem anti-female. I’m not writing any thing new here.  We all know — don’t we? — that in many if not most societies women still fall in the category of seriously second class citizen?  Where are the exceptions?  Iceland? Maybe? Icelandic women … Continue reading I remember Grandpa Harry praying, “Thank G-d for not making me a woman”.

A few more thoughts on Ross Gay’s writing… waking up, waking up, waking up.

I’ve been reading Ross Gay’s  “The Book of Delights”  which is truly delightful, while at the same time awakening to a lot of shit… well, for instance, the racism of our society, which is, to say the least, the opposite of delightful, which is part of why I love this book because Ross can handle … Continue reading A few more thoughts on Ross Gay’s writing… waking up, waking up, waking up.

In order to fly…

Someone posted an essay (see below) on Facebook the other day; I can’t stop thinking about it. I was already thinking about it when a couple of weeks ago people were debating whether the Speaker of the House should be Nancy Pelosi, or whether maybe she was too old or too old-school, or too-old-something!  My … Continue reading In order to fly…