Nowruz Mubarak!

March 20, 2018


Happy Pi Day!

March 14, 2018


Happy International Women’s Day!

March 8, 2018

On this day I offer my special thanks to the wonderful women in my life: my mother, the Everloving, my incredible daughter and granddaughter, my daughter in law, and a whole raft of people who have become such good friends over the years.

I couldn’t do without any of them!

Happy Holi Day!

March 2, 2018

Happy St. David’s Day!

March 1, 2018

A Day of Joy and Sorrow

February 21, 2018


Today would have been Nina Simone’s 84th birthday.  She gave us such joy and passion and most importantly a withering and uncompromising understanding of the black condition in America. This review of a Simone biography is well worth reading. She was fierce in her joy and I love her for it.

Also, fifty-three years ago today, the revered Malcolm X was murdered by adherents of the Nation of Islam (NOI). At his funeral, Ossie Davis called him “our shining black prince”.

After years in the NOI’s leadership, Malcolm renounced the inherent racism of that organization and the alleged financial, political, and moral corruption of Elijah Mohammed. Without ever caving to white power, and maintaining his belief in the ultimate weapon of armed struggle, he sought, through Sunni Muslim beliefs, to raise the self-esteem of blacks in America.

Malcolm X’s Autobiography stands with Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, and Nelson Mandela’s speech on his release from prison as the most influential statements of civil rights in the twentieth century.

Happy Birthdays!

February 20, 2018

Today is the 11th birthday of our grandson Lewis (seen here with his little brother Oliver)


It would also have been the 65th birthday of my younger brother Stuart.