5 Funerals and a Preview

5 Funerals and a Preview

Dear Friends and supporters, At my age, I approach each day’s obituaries with high interest, and a mix of sympathetic dread and secret, ignoble, survivor’s triumph. Today I read of the deaths of 5 people who affected my life in some, at least glancing way.  2 of them were sports heroes of my youth; I’ll save them for last. First let me do my worst:  2 folks I don’t mind missing:  Hootie Johnson was the driving reactionary force at the…

Dogged:  My Rant

Dogged: My Rant

For more than 70 years New Yorkers could depend on the WNBC-TV, News 4 New York Reporter Gabe Pressman to be there, wherever news was being made: Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx and Queens, the Islands Staten and Long, and City and Hart’s, where NYC’s Potter’s Field is laid. 

Kicking Qatar to the Curb - My Rant

Kicking Qatar to the Curb
My Rant

Saudi Arabia banning Qatar for “fostering terrorism” has all the legitimacy of a Saudi denunciation of the United Kingdom for “fostering monarchy.” The Saudi state and its richest and most state-allied citizens have done more to finance terrorism in Europe, the Middle East and Asia than anyone else, including the Qataris.

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