14 September 2015

A Facebook post suggested that I read  The Eleventh Day:The Full story of 9/11 by respected conspiracy reality author Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan.  I am one of the 35% of Americans who believe that, at a minimum, Vice...

Book cover
14 August 2015

Book Review: This Non-Violent Stuff’ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made The Civil Rights Movement Possible

By Charles E. Cobb, Jr.

            In my mind few American social movements have the gravitas and drama of...

Photo of Amy Winehouse
08 July 2015

If you ever doubt the importance of good fathering, see Amy.

The documentary is about the sad life of Amy Winehouse (1983-2011), a British singer-songwriter whose name was almost synonymous with “self-destructive genius...

The Irish Brotherhood book with photo of Kennedy brothers
03 July 2015

            I have been fascinated by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis since I was a young girl.  This fascination at times has spilled over on other members of her family, including the president.  Yet even I wonder if there is...

Front of book
04 June 2015

            One may wonder what there is new to say about the civil rights movement.  In the immediate aftermath of Barack Obama’s first election it seemed to some as though the entire movement completed its mission and could be summed...

30 May 2015

Book Review: A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life By Allyson Hobbs

Reading A Chosen Exile reminded me of an incident I experienced as a young lady. When I was growing up-I’m a Baby Boomer...


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