When Cigarette Smoke Knew Its Place


There was a time in America, when nearly everyone smoked.  It was sexy, glamorous, and even macho.  Cigarettes were everywhere, even cartoon characters like “The Flintstones” sold Cigarettes and you could smoke everywhere. In the 60’s  the US Surgeon General placed a health warning on every pack of cigarettes.  Slowly, smoking wasn’t sexy or glamorousContinue reading “When Cigarette Smoke Knew Its Place”

I Will Not Be Attending Your Exhausting Zoom Gathering


Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Getty Images Plus. By Christina Cauterucci/Slate At the beginning of this stretch of self-isolation, I craved the sight of my loved ones’ faces. Seeing them on my laptop screen and hearing about their lives would briefly drive out the loneliness and disorientation of my newly apartment-bound life, lending myContinue reading “I Will Not Be Attending Your Exhausting Zoom Gathering”

How to Think Better


Not all thinking takes place in your head. Photo by Audtakorn Sutarmjam / EyeEm / Getty Images.   By: Scott Young Imagine if you could take a pill that would double your intelligence. What would that feel like? You’d be able to keep more thoughts in your head. You could draw new connections between ideas.Continue reading “How to Think Better”

And…….. “The Covid-19 goes round and round, round and round, round and round”


History has a strange way of repeating itself.  Towns, City, Counties, States, and the Federal Government rely on taxes.  All over the world, more money is going out than coming in.   The new normal in the United States is the rising new cases of the CoronaVirus increases buy the tens of thousand’s each week. Death’sContinue reading “And…….. “The Covid-19 goes round and round, round and round, round and round””

The narrow band of AM radio


Before streaming, before DVD’s, CD”s, cassettes and Stereophonic sound there was AM radio. Every home had an AM radio. AM is where you heard preaching on Sunday. a place where you listened to sports, and every form of music from Classical to country was available on the AM dial. At 10 years old, I becameContinue reading “The narrow band of AM radio”

The World is closed again: History Repeats itself?


102 years ago, the last great pandemic was the Spanish Flu.   It killed a quarter of the world’s population. No one is sure where the flu was originated, most assume it was Spain.  It could have originated in China, Britain, France or the United States. The first known case was reported at Camp Funston inContinue reading “The World is closed again: History Repeats itself?”

Sacramento’s Recipe for Disaster: Homeless Teenagers in Trailers?


Really Really Bad Idea! The Mayor and the City Council rubber stamped a very bad idea Tuesday night.  Perhaps they should have polled a group of parents with 18-24 year old adult children before voting. Perhaps, I’m missing a few details in the plan for the trailers.  Perhaps they have included 24/7 on site security/police. Continue reading “Sacramento’s Recipe for Disaster: Homeless Teenagers in Trailers?”

Apparently, I Am the Smelly Co-worker


  Photo: The Cut By: Alison Green\The Cut.com Dear Boss, A week ago, a manager in another department, who is also a friend, sat me down in her office and talked to me because, apparently, I am the smelly co-worker. She was very kind and I could tell that it was incredibly hard for her.Continue reading “Apparently, I Am the Smelly Co-worker”

The Preposterous Success Story of America’s Pillow King


Former drug addict Mike Lindell’s multimillion-dollar idea came to him in a dream. By: Josh Dean\Bloomberg.com As so many great entrepreneurial success stories do, the tale of Mike Lindell begins in a crack house. It was the fall of 2008, and the then 47-year-old divorced father of four from the Minneapolis suburbs had run outContinue reading “The Preposterous Success Story of America’s Pillow King”

American Jews Are Terrified


A deadly shooting at a kosher grocery store in New Jersey is the latest manifestation of anti-Semitic violence that doesn’t fit in a neat, ideological box By Emma Green/The Atlantic Jews have once again been murdered, and their children will have to live with the knowledge of that violence. This is the thought that hasContinue reading “American Jews Are Terrified”