Author Archives: M.

#Who’sNext

#MeToo It began with women who spoke up and said, “Me too.  I too am a victim of sexual assault.  I too have been raped, and never said anything about it.”  But there’s no reason why #MeToo should exclude men … Continue reading

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Variations on a Theme by Mussolini

Movement One   (Mosso) Evening.  Ringing of church bells, distant anguished voices; all muted. Three women are gathered around a fire in the countryside.  Unsettled, they look nervously around from time to time. Woman One (stands up):  Victory will be ours tonight.  I … Continue reading

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How to Stop the President and Save the Republic

  (1)  Violence:  Dear FBI, Secret Service, and FaceBook Minders:  I know that violence against the president is completely illegal and dangerous, and it is not something I or anyone else I know or support have in the past, are now, … Continue reading

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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Let Nothing You Dismay)

  Christmas is once again almost upon us.  And “upon us” is how it feels this year.  Well, in reality, it feels that way almost every year for me.  That may, in part, be due to my (adoptive) parents having … Continue reading

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The Daily News

It’s the news.  It’s always the news.  Every day.  Every night.  Every week.  All. Year. Long.  There’s a very real danger that if I pay attention to everything – every new scandal or revelation or exposé involving the incompetent cabal … Continue reading

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Baseball with Harold

I’m sitting at a bar, having dinner, and a baseball game is on the TV above the bar.  San Francisco versus the Mets, I think.  This recalls for me that baseball was one of the ways (perhaps the only way) … Continue reading

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How to Laugh in Chinese

  There are a number of different ways of laughing in English:  chuckle, snicker, guffaw, chortle, grin, and plain old laugh, among others.  It’s much the same in other languages. In Chinese, for example, you can laugh Hā Hā (哈哈); … Continue reading

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