Taking a knee is, at least to me, a bigger statement than BLM. Black Lives Matter, racial injustice, white supremacy is a critically important piece of this act of civil disobedience, but there is … [Read more...] about On Taking a Knee hi
I was not a fan of Mohammed Ali, I was a follower, a believer. He was the greatest of all time. In a time of complete chaos and societal breakdown, and a time when the old bastions were falling and … [Read more...] about We Need Men Like These Men
Samuel Clemons was as socially liberal and politically progressive as any man in the nineteenth century could be. He wrote in a voice and used words and names for black men and native men that were … [Read more...] about The Fourth Step – A searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
I don’t like Andrew Cuomo, never have. I didn’t like his father either. I think Andrew Cuomo did an exemplary job when NY city and state were the epicenter of the early outbreaks of this pandemic. I … [Read more...] about New York, 2020
Every time it happens I think not a damn thing has changed since Watts, and Bobby Seale and Huey Newton—1966. Not a damn thing has changed since Marvin wrote Inner City Blues—1972. Every time the … [Read more...] about Emmett Till
The summer always ended on his porch, the neighbor, Harry McCabe, down the dirt path dead-end by the water. Feet up on the surrounding concrete and stone wall, his front porch. Leaning back in the … [Read more...] about Train Smoke
On the passing of Rush Limbaugh: I started using the Chobani caramel creamer in my coffee this winter, not a lot, but it really adds a nice taste. I’m always mindful of too many fats, etc., but I … [Read more...] about On the passing of Rush Limbaugh:
Canada, this week, decided the Proud Boys are a terrorist group, just like Al Qaeda and the Taliban. It's not going to happen here, not with men like Chuck Schumer’s and John Kerry’s steady hand on … [Read more...] about Oh, Canada…