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NEW STUDY: HUMANITY HEADING TOWARDS HERD STUPIDITY In a recently published paper, The World Mental Health Commission finds that the human species is rapidly approaching an apex of idiocy which the WMHC is defining as Herd Stupidity. January 26, 2021 The World Mental Health Commission (WMHC) has just released a global study of human’s overall…

My Address Book

Below is a piece written a few years back, now more apropos than ever. Some of those I knew were taken by old age, others from disease, still others by their own choice. I cannot erase their names. My Address Book One by one it fills with the dead. Their names written in grey penciled…

Idealism vs. The Idealist

My following editorial appeared in the Op-Ed section of the Daily Herald on Monday, January 25, 2021. I remain perplexed by the human pattern of embracing “all or nothing” which we see manifest itself in the struggles between ideological extremes. To me, there is little difference between those on the right who vandalized the Capital…

I Want My Flag back

The following piece was written last October. I made unsuccessful attempts at finding an Op-Ed home for this essay, so I am offering it here instead. As always, your thoughts and opinions on this will be greatly appreciated. Over the years I have wondered, sometimes out loud, about the actual definition of the word “Patriotism”….

Puffs of Smoke

This story was written many years ago while I was living in New York City. I haven’t shared this in any format before, but thought it was time to post it in this forum. I am a pessimist by nature though this story taps into that rare bit of optimism that creeps into my mind…