Good morning, POETRY I continue to be amazed at the emotion, depth of description and perspicacity of young writers. I found this evocative poem by Zora Skelton, the daughter of a friend of mine from elementary school, that made my day. With the permission of the author, I share…
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Good morning, MAINTAINING BOUNDARIES There is an old adage that “good fences make good neighbors.” The corollary of this maxim, and a mantra of today’s…
Good morning, HATE SPEECH ON-LINE No sooner did I comment on the need for legal guard rails to be imposed on social media and the misinformation and…
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Good morning, PROGRESS THROUGH PARTNERSHIP If one visits Yad Vashem, there is a major exhibit regarding the “righteous gentiles.” It documents and…
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Image courtesy of the New York Times Good morning, GRIEVANCE OR FEAR—WHAT MOTIVATES THOSE SUPPORTING POLITICIANS WHO DON’T SUPPORT THEIR INTERESTS? Alan…
Good morning, As is lost on no one, our democracy is at risk. One threat is, of course, the relentless effort to delegitimize elections, disenfranchise…
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Happy weekend! BUSKING The Washington Post performed an “experiment,” asking Joshua Bell, one of our time’s premier concert violinists, to play in a…
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Good morning, Many of the Musings have been far too serious this week. Here’s one on the entertainment front. MOVIES EVOKING AN ERA I have been thinking…
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