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In All His Glory

January 13, 2017

          Comes the big day that Donald J. Trump is sworn into the highest office in the land, and he, Congress and Donald’s minions pick up their lottery check.           Neither he, Congress nor his True Believers expected him to win. But like a lottery, where winners don’t earn or deserve all that […]


December 24, 2016

          No, the Season is not just about Christmas: early America disliked it so much that they outlawed it: here in Massachusetts, stores and public offices remained open to staunch the flow of paganism—which is what they deemed Catholicism. More on that later.           Truth be told, there are over two dozen religions, old and […]


October 24, 2016

          Our long national nightmare of presidential debates is done. Donald Trump’s Rat Race is over—and the rat didn’t win. Indeed, he lost all three in the court of public opinion, regardless what some very partial pundits said. Enough people know a jerk when they see one, and god help those who don’t.           It […]


August 31, 2016

          There’s no single reason certain folk won’t vote for Hillary Clinton. Some will never vote for a Democrat, no how, no way. Some get their info from supermarket tabloids—meaning they deserve to be lied to. Others, deep-minded as they are, don’t like her hair, her choice of clothes, or the way she holds her […]


August 31, 2016

  [This was a column published in the Daily News just before Trump’s downfall in the polls]           Political liberals are the worst of nervous nellies, ever fretting lest their world come to an end. This time they fret that Donald Trump will be elected in November.           Not to say it can’t happen. Anything […]


March 22, 2016

            Ye who suffer the anguish of this presidential campaign: I feel not your pain.           I’ve loved every moment of it—hoping Donald would sweep the GOP board and spout nonsense till his head blows up, which it will.           A reminder: I never judge by poll results. You too can delve into websites […]


June 19, 2015

          I’m a long way and many years from an incident in that fair city, if so it may be called.           In the 1960s, I had declined nomination as president of a Pennsylvania branch of the NAACP because I felt African Americans should hold its top post. While a person of “color,” I was […]


June 19, 2015

            I was once part of a populist movement to change the national anthem to America the Beautiful.             The Star Spangled Banner is eminently unsing-able, and is even trumped on July 4 when we set off fireworks to strains of the 1812 Overture— composed by a Russian and nothing to do with us. It […]


June 19, 2015

          Given all recent attention to the end of the American Civil War and the death of Lincoln, be it known that there is among you a Southern transplant to New England, but one lacking the revisionist views of those for whom that conflict will never be over.           My Yankee acquaintances however doubt that […]


October 28, 2013

     llalloween’s here, and I am reminded: Some people are scaredy-cats, and I’m one of them. We order our lives so as to feel in control, to be captains of our fate, masters of our destiny. So who are we kidding?    Herman Hesse said we live in the realm of the uninsurable. Freud said it’s […]