The novel coronavirus has provided me with the time and recommended social isolation to return to a subject that has interested me from my boyhood days. Call me wacky, weird, or wonderful, but
Joe Biden sent me an email today thanking me for helping him and his campaign. I never gave Joe a donation or even a word of support or encouragement. Since well before his hair plugs I have
As the scarcely United Kingdom withers down to even less that its original geographic margins, snuggling itself into those cozy country villages of White folk within obeisant distance of some
An angel gets his wings ©RKO Pictures
It’s that time of the year again; time for Zu-Zu’s petals.
But first, a few words on a
Lady Liberty Statue at Chinese University Hong Kong
Each year since 1989 Hong Kong students and others have mostly peacefully and quietly commemorated the failed demonstrations for democracy in
Hong Kong is like a girl in the engagement period of an arranged marriage being physically abused by a fiancé who grins back at her protests knowing that he can soon rape her with impunity.
The Latin etymology of the word means “to break apart,” which, of course, aptly describes the process of an entity losing its integrity, like the putrefaction of an organic body. But, over
Former Jewish residences in Shanghai. Photo by the author, ©1990 UrbisMedia-Ltd.
The synagogue, just a few blocks from where I live, looks at first, with its Paladian architecture and stained-glass