Thursday, January 30, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Last updated: Sunday 1/19/14 @ 5:34 pmThis is a very personal note, a memoir about scary events that happened back in 1975, memories that were, evidently, so disturbing that I have repressed them for 39 years.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Tonight as I watched Oprah Winfrey's show about "Dark Girls" I was distracted from the program's message of persistent racism by an inner voice that murmured that perhaps black people were collateral victims of oppressive stereotypes about beauty that whites had initially inflicted on themselves
Sunday, June 23, 2013
This Sunday's New York Times Magazine carried an article "Data You Can Believe In" (Jim Rutenberg, 6/23/13) that gushes about how a gaggle of young number crunchers were responsible for identifying Obama's wavering supporters in the 2012 campaign, then targeting torrents of media messages to these waverers with high precision and minimum cost, thereby ensuring Governor's Romney's defeat.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The following note was composed and sent last night in response to an email that I received yesterday from a friend that commended the wisdom of Dr. Benjamin Carson, the eminent pediatric surgeon who expressed opinions that were implicitly critical of some of the liberal/progressive policies espoused by President Obama. Here's a link to a Youtube video of Dr. Carson's remarks: