Monthly Archives: January 2017

Say it loud and proud: We’re journalists

Friends, it saddens me to see the demonizing of the free press. I was a reporter for more than three decades. Journalism is an imperfect craft. Mistakes are made. But I shudder to imagine democracy without it. And the reporters … Continue reading

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Will you be better off in four years?

“Me first!” I suggest that as a slogan to rally anti-Trump forces across America. The idea came to me while I was searching the Internet to find a moderately priced pair of good basketball shoes. Specifically, I was trying to … Continue reading

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Safe zone brings out Trump supporter

Let me set the stage before discussing my first encounter with a person who acknowledged voting for Donald Trump. Wait — should I feel embarrassed by that sentence?  I like to think of myself as an open-minded fellow willing to … Continue reading

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Old newspaper clippings reveal secrets about my father

The story from the Aug. 1, 1908, Brooklyn Daily Eagle that goes with the headline above begins this way:  “A merry party of thirteen summer sojourners were returning home on Monday night from a short launch ride when an accident … Continue reading

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Psychedelic drugs emerging from the dark ages

The headline surprised me: “How LSD Saved One Woman’s Marriage.” That’s not the sort of thing I expect to see in the New York Times, which fancies itself the country’s newspaper of record. The times must be a-changin’. In the … Continue reading

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