Category Archives: Social Commentary

The Newest New Year

January, 2009 Happy New Year!  Or, Happy New Year?  There’s plenty of support for both the exclamation mark and the question mark.  Never in living memory have so many dramatically new dynamics converged on the dawn of a single new … Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences of Obama’s Victory

November, 2008 Just minutes after CNN blared at 11PM on Election Day that Barack Obama had been elected President of the United States of America, we heard a chilling reminder that some will seize this historic event to undercut still-needed … Continue reading

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Why I Am (Unfortunately) A Racist

November, 2008 Sadly, I am of course a racist.  A recovering racist, to be sure, but a racist nevertheless.  How could it possibly be otherwise for me and others of my generation? I was born in 1936 and “socialized” into … Continue reading

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Mister Rogers: An Endangered Species

October, 2008 It will certainly be a less beautiful day in the neighborhood if we are unable to persuade PBS to reverse its recent decision to drop “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” as a daily program on the network feed. As of … Continue reading

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