It’s Spring At Last!

March 20, 2017

Nowruz 1396

March 20, 2017

Happy Pi Day!

March 14, 2017

Happy Holi and Hola Mohalla!

March 13, 2017

Happy St. David’s Day!

March 1, 2017


Days of Joy and Sorrow

February 21, 2017

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 today, in sorrow, we remember the great Malcolm X who was cruelly assassinated on this day in 1965. I have written before, and I repeat, 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 Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2017