Joe Biden's win: One giant leap for mankind

Joe Biden's win: One giant leap for mankind
It says something quite clearly when other countries around the globe celebrate the win of a presidential candidate in the United States. Yesterday as world leaders called to congratulate our new President-elect and bells rang out across the world, millions of people took to the streets to celebrate. This in itself makes a huge statement... Read more »

Love is Love is Love: the fear of overturning gay marriage rights

Love is Love is Love: the fear of overturning gay marriage rights
In May of 2014 my beautiful daughter came out to me. That story was chronicled in a blog that you can read here. It was titled “My Daughter is gay, so what?” The support that we received after the post was astounding as it was heartwarming. When you come out openly to the public about your... Read more »

Manny's Deli - A Chicago Icon continues to struggle amidst Covid 19

Manny's Deli - A Chicago Icon continues to struggle amidst Covid 19
The main things I have written about lately are only related to Covid and politics. This has me on total overload as we find ourselves in month seven of the pandemic. For a good change of pace, I recently I had an opportunity to talk with Danny Raskin, owner of Manny’s Deli about the issues that... Read more »
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To The President: Enough is enough is enough

In the past two days my emotions have run the gamut. I’ve tried hard to keep them in check; to not allow myself to get worked up. But after the President’s behavior in the last few days, I have had enough. And enough is enough. Here are a few words that I feel best describe... Read more »

Dear Mask resisters: Put on the damned mask and shut the hell up

Dear Mask resisters: Put on the damned mask and shut the hell up
Dear people that feel it’s their constitutional right to not wear a mask: I AM OVER YOU. I AM OVER YOU AND YOUR ABSOLUTE LACK OF ANY LOGIC OR REASON FOR NOT WEARING A MASK. As the United (are we?) States continues to set daily records of new coronavirus cases and the death toll rises,... Read more »

Netflix Documentary Anne Frank: Parallel Stories, why it's a must see in today's world of racism

Netflix Documentary Anne Frank: Parallel Stories, why it's a must see in today's world of racism
78 years ago today, on July 6, 1942 a young girl of 13 Anne Frank, along with her sister, parents and 4 others went into hiding. They were Jews during WW2 and desperate to avoid certain death from the Nazi’s. In what was called The Annex which is located on The Prinsengrach in Amsterdam, Holland,... Read more »
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Dear Illinois: With Phase 4 coming, please don't be like Florida

Dear Illinois: With Phase 4 coming, please don't be like Florida
Although there are states other than Florida that are on the rise with Covid-19 cases, I have been residing here for the past 10 weeks. I’ve seen first hand why the cases have risen to record breaking levels. I am returning to Illinois this week and praying that the phase 4 reopening does not lead... Read more »

The actual phases of Covid-19: Realistically speaking of course

So, it’s been approximately 12 weeks since our worlds turned upside down. This crazy Covid-19 virus that came from China that would only infect about 15 people then magically disappear has now infected over 2 million in the US alone. And cases are spiking again after our “phased reopening plans” have started to be put... Read more »

Covid-19 v The Spanish Flu: Why we need to pay close attention to the similarities

Covid-19 v The Spanish Flu: Why we need to pay close attention to the similarities
As demonstrations and protests have run rampant across the country, many seem to have forgotten that the Covid-19 pandemic is still very much a part of everyday life. As hundreds/thousands of people have gathered in large groups to rightfully protest the brutal death of George Floyd, our attention has turned away. This is ok. We... Read more »
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One cop, one murder and all that it has led to: The George Floyd tragedy and the aftermath

One cop, one murder and all that it has led to: The George Floyd tragedy and the aftermath
One cop. One senseless, shameful murder of a man named George Floyd. Has triggered: Thousands of protests. Fires. Destruction. Looting. Injuries. More deaths. More hatred. More sadness. More helplessness. More divisiveness. More racism. All this amidst a global pandemic which has triggered: Thousands of deaths. Overloaded hospitals. Families torn apart. An economic depression. Millions unemployed.... Read more »