Category Archives: News and politics

TO A.K.L.

You are the alchemist of my life, changing all trips, all meals, all plans, transforming what would be quite lonely hours to ones of glad companionship. Even one so quiet can stir the sun rays.     Advertisements

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SPIDER-MAN UPSTATE

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, the newest addition to the wall climber’s adventures, some changes of minimal significance have been mad.  His boss Iron-Man moves his headquarters from the center of Manhattan to “upstate,” so that his new building looks like so … Continue reading

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ON IMMIGRATION

I’d like to say to say just a few words on the hot button topic of immigration.  It seems that more than enough has already been said on this issue, but immigration is essential to the American experience.  And the … Continue reading

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ISLANDS

The falcon women of my life Were all born on islands: My wife Oahu, in the hospital Known for Pearl Harbor, My mother the Long Island of Hurricanes, One grandmother, the policeman’s daughter, Staten Island, The other Sicily, Where Aetna … Continue reading

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SKEPTICISM

They say that there are matters of faith, and matters of science.  Science necessarily involves skepticism.  Tenants, or theories, of science have to be tested.  It is healthy and ultimately productive to dispute well-accepted theories. Why, then is so much … Continue reading

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RULES FOR ARTISTS

There are two fundamental rules for artists: Realize that Life is more important than Art. It is this realization that gives Art its value. If you see that you were made to be an artist, then pursue your art with … Continue reading

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PLATO AND POLITICS

Plato was the first major thinker to develop a human typology.  Before Friedrich Schiller or Carl Jung, he divided humanity into types.  In his Republic, the great Greek philosopher analyzed the relative suitability of different types for political leadership. These … Continue reading

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