Category: Commentary on American Culture

Wonderland

No, I’m not Alice. Feeling more like a Mad Hatter. I do know, though, That I’m not in Kansas. Can’t stop watching, The drama taking place in the Capital. The bad guys seem to be winning. Protesting doesn’t seem to matter Though protestors at Capital hearings seem… Continue Reading “Wonderland”

History Behind the Curtain: Broadway Theatre

First play I went to see as a teen was Fiddler on the Roof and I was hooked.  Continued to go to live theatre during my college years including Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven as well as student productions of Southern Connecticut College… Continue Reading “History Behind the Curtain: Broadway Theatre”

Lying Has Become Presidential

Mark Twain once said that there were three kinds of lies: Lies, more lies and statistics. Our new President is an outright liar.  He doesn’t remember what he Tweets or says on camera. He twists facts and has a bunch of paid mouths that continue… Continue Reading “Lying Has Become Presidential”

Discontentment: Art 1972

Paper “Discontentment” was originally written in 1972 when I was in high school. I did make some corrections, put drawings in text and updated the method for showing references within the text: Cavemen had clubs & tools; we have bombs & machines. The Chinese… Continue Reading “Discontentment: Art 1972”

Suffrage Movement Comes to White Plains: “Give Us Your Vote” at ArtsWestchester

Visited ArtsWestchester’s exhibit on Suffrage Movements- “Give us the Vote” that ends Jan 27, 2018.              

Proud to Be An American!

On a rainy day in Washington when the skies were weeping, I was mourning. I prayed for those who have similar values to have the strength to make their voices heard against the new Presidency. I’m not one to go to protests but I… Continue Reading “Proud to Be An American!”

Feeling Like Alice in Wonderland

Feeling like I’m living in a work of fiction and one in which the first chapter wasn’t very good. Have the urge to peek at the ending but not sure I’d like it. For months, I’ve felt more disconnected to the world. I can’t believe the events that have transpired… Continue Reading “Feeling Like Alice in Wonderland”

Art in White Plains

Walking around city, one can find art in and outside buildings, in parks and on sidewalks. 

1%

Found this article about the 1%: Barron’s Penta Daily     May 7, 2012, 12:18 A.M. ET Who Are the One Percent? By Richard C. Morais “If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us,… Continue Reading “1%”

How to Survive Teaching, When You’re Down and Out, But Not Ready to Quit Just Yet!

This idea came to me many years ago while I was still teaching. I did write some things down but I never did much with it. This is just some of the things I remember. The teaching profession for me was a “calling” and I wanted… Continue Reading “How to Survive Teaching, When You’re Down and Out, But Not Ready to Quit Just Yet!”

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