Hmmh???, Part II: A Uh, Clarification…

Earlier this week I wrote about Seraphim, a Greek Orthodox Bishop who made the news recently for blaming – amongst other things – Jewish bankers for the Holocaust.  Surprisingly enough Seraphim’s comments caused a bit of stir in Greece and abroad,...

Hmmh???

I like folks who believe strongly in conspiracy theories.  I’m not inherently bent towards such thoughts, but whenever I come across them – the stream of myths surrounding the Knights Templar, the never-ending debate about the JFK assassination, NASA on...

Crazy, and I’m sorry Joe

One month ago my neighbor Joe was murdered fifty feet up the street from my apartment. Joe lived two houses away.  He was 58-years old.  Joe liked to smoke cigarettes as he leaned against the fence in the back alley.  He had two dogs, Rusty and Jake.  Joe had a...

Sesquicentennial

One of the first big polysyllabic words I remember learning as a kid was Sesquicentennial.  The word refers to a time period of 150-years (sesqui = one-and-a-half + cetennial = 100).  I learned this word when the small town in Michigan where I grew up had its very...

Gay Enough?

Today, Congress finally repealed the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy that had been governing military procedures vis-a-vis homosexuality since 1993.  Upon passage of the resolution, Senate leaders called the requisite press conference and began the...