Posts in category "Human Nature"

Decisions, decisions, decisions

Decisions, decisions, decisions
If this is the last Wednesday of the month, then this must be Blogapalooz Hour, which began an hour ago with an email from the Grand Puba.  That email contained the following: Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to publish a post in one hour.  Here is tonight’s challenge:  You made a... Read more »

Merry Christmas to you and if you have a problem with that, you need to grow up

Merry Christmas to you and if you have a problem with that, you need to grow up
Merry Christmas, I mean it.  In fact, I actually like to say it.  Merry Christmas.  Something about saying it makes me feel good and I suspect that’s true for a lot of people. Saying, “Merry Christmas” is neither politically correct nor politically incorrect.  It is a simple wish for peace or joy or happiness in... Read more »

Reach out and touch yourself

Reach out and touch yourself
“Reach out and touch someone” was a great marketing campaign that began in 1979 and ran through most of the 80′s.  It was an attempt by AT&T to soften its image, which was that of a monolithic giant.  It was, at that time a monopoly.  It was “Ma Bell.” That slogan, which may seem more... Read more »
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Black people would be a lot happier if they could just be more Jewish

Black people would be a lot happier if they could just be more Jewish
Poor black people could end their cycle of poverty and despair, if only they could just be more Jewish.  That, at least is one New Yorker’s opinion, my friend,  My Sharona. Don’t hold the New Yorker thing against her, it’s Upstate NY,  not NYC. The discussion snuck up me, like they sometimes do.  I try... Read more »

Back to a future where Mel Gilbson might be cool again

Back to a future where Mel Gilbson might be cool again
I’m not good with deadlines, even when they’re self imposed.  Imagine a scenario, if you can where I get an email at 9:00 PM telling me to write a blog and publish it at 10:00 PM.  In this case, the marching order is, “Pick any point of time in the future and write about what... Read more »

Bill Cosby heads to Denver as another accuser steps forward

Bill Cosby heads to Denver as another accuser steps forward
Las Vegas dancer Chloe Goins came forward last month with allegations of sexual abuse at the hands-or tongue-of Bill Cosby.  Last week, she filed a police report detailing those accusations. Ms. Goins, who was once arrested for underage prostitution-you have to be 21 to have sex for money in Nevada-told Los Angeles police that she... Read more »
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I miss the brother I never had

Is it possible to miss something you never had?  I think it is, although my psychologist would probably tell me that it’s just another form of regret, something I need to get over. But I wonder. From the time I can remember, I daydreamed about a brother sharing my life.  Sometimes it was a twin... Read more »

Michael Sam's kiss leaves much to be desired

Images of Michael Sam jubilantly kissing his boyfriend, Vito Cammisano reached saturation point on network news, ESPN and Twitter.  The occasion was Sam being picked up by the St. Louis Rams in the 7th round of the NFL Draft. Good for him.  Sam is the first openly gay athlete to be signed to a professional... Read more »

Abdulrahman Zeitoun changed the way I think about Muslims

Abdrulrahman Zeitoun-Zeitoun to his family and friends-is a naturalized American citizen who emigrated to the United States from Syria.  The trials and tribulations he experienced in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina are documented in Dave Eggers’ book, Zeitoun. As an American Jew, I have a natural antipathy toward the Arab world.  That... Read more »
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ASU frat party blurs the line between free speech and racism

A fraternity party at Arizona State University in Tempe last week pitted freedom of speech advocates against a racially-sensitive back drop of sense and sensibility. In response to the party, where racial stereotypes were depicted by fraternity members and their guests, the University severed ties with the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.   Read the story here ... Read more »