Colin Kaepernick, the former quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, was the one who began the custom of kneeling during the National Anthem ceremony at the start of games, rather than the customary standing, with hand or hat held over the heart. This was done in recognition of injustices toward African Americans, including the abundance […]

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Two Great Jimmys of Jazz

Today I’d like to write to salute two great Jazz artists who have passed away recently. Earlier this year, on January 19, 2020. Jimmy Heath, the wonderful tenor sax player, the wonderful tenor sax player, passed away. He was the younger brother of Percy Heath, a great Jazz bassist, and a member of he Modern […]

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Getting back towards normal

I think pretty much everyone, including Donald Trump, realizes that really getting life in the USA back to any semblance of normal depends on real treatments and prevention of SARS-CoV2, the the cause of COVID-19, meaning antiviral medications and vaccines. Remdesivir is an encouraging start as a medication, but it certainly doesn’t seem to be […]

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A most wonderful book

As an emerging agnostic, verging on atheist, who’s interested in many aspects of belief and non-belief, I’ve read books by Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitches, and Sam Harris. They all give excellent, rational reasons for non-belief in a supernatural being such as “God”, all of which I agree with. There is a certain amount of anger […]

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I’m old enough to remember a very funny fellow named “Professor” Irwin Corey, who appeared on television on variety shows and late night shows. His other description was “The World’s Greatest Authority”. He was hilarious! His act consisted of a series of crazy and disjointed pronouncements on any subject whatsoever, amounting to nonsense, and often […]

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