POWER OF WORDS ANTHOLOGY 4 of 4: Black Lives Matter

Thank you for the comments you all posted and the many emails on this essay.  I am reposting this as an anthology: broken up in four unique pieces. Black Lives Matter But for hard core misanthropes, of course Black lives matter. All lives matter. No need to wonder how...

POWER OF WORDS ANTHOLOGY 2 of 4: Pro-Life

Thank you for the comments you all posted and the many emails on this essay.  I am reposting this as an anthology: broken up in four unique pieces. “Pro-life.” I hold A. S. Neill, who coined those words in 1960, a genius copy-writer. For their powerful simplicity and...

POWER OF WORDS ANTHOLOGY 1 of 4

Thank you for the comments you all posted and the many emails on this essay.  I am reposting this as an anthology: broken up in four unique pieces. Clichés … Clichés are cliché because they are soooo … damned cliché! “The pen is mightier than the...

Power of words

Clichés … Clichés are cliché because they are soooo … damned cliché! “The pen is mightier than the sword”. There is an absolute truth, first written by novelist and playwright Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1839. Fantastic wisdom. And, now,...

What Kind Of Jew Are You?

With due humility, I know more about the most enduring social pathology in history, antisemitism, and about the Holocaust than most. Not as much as some. And, incomparably uninformed compared to some legitimate scholars who have invested significant shares of their...

Clisby Clarke, Ashby Chateau And Nicksic.

I faced this keyboard – still dark coast to coast – with some concern. Just some because of admitted arrogance as a writer of often provocative stuff. Would I be able to relate coherently what was buzzing about in my mind. Not-torturously. Rather, fun and...

First You Steal A Chicken ….

Early January, 2020, I got a Happy New Year email from an acquaintance in Milano. He, a well-known orthopedic surgeon and university professor. “Happy New Year, Stefano, and to your family. Have you heard, are you hearing about our new Chinese virus, exploding in...

Success is war

Some experts and talking heads of all kinds, write, talk about, lecture, teach, wax philosophical, sell millions of CDs, about success. They urge everybody who listen, watch and read them, that would be many millions of people, to spend their money and follow their...