Announcing the premature death of the balloon

    The balloon, as we know, it is now officially dead. Prematurely. There was a time, not too long ago, when balloons brought smiles to the faces of young and old alike.  There were balloons for birthdays and anniversaries, get well balloons and balloons of...

Time to dissect the Israel apartheid accusation

  Lots of talk about apartheid, especially in Israel. What is apartheid? Where do we find it in Israel? Apartheid is another word for  segregation. Apartheid was practiced in South Africa. Segregation, in America, was the practice of requiring separate housing,...

George Steiner and Hans Christian Andersen meet Transgender

  18th-Century French essayist Joseph Joubert wrote “It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.”   George Steiner, a Franco-American literary critic, essayist, philosopher, novelist, and educator died...

Let’s talk about Jacism

  7 billion people: 2 billion Christians/Catholics: 2 billion Muslims: 14 million Jews I am introducing a new word into our lexicon. I didn’t come up with it. A friend did. And I thought, what a  great word. JACISM Jacism; racism against the Jews. The word Jacism...