So one has to find the “best” way, one’s personal way around it until someone else does find the truly best way.
Of course, others claim to have found the best way…if you understand coding and computer science, which I do not. So, screw them. I know how to type and I am rapidly losing that function as well.
Therefore, as an aid for the two people and three canaries who might ever want to go back and read anything I’ve written, I’m arranging my work on MEDIUM in a way that makes it a slightly easier way to find…
I saw your note the other day...thought I had responded, but guess somehow I screwed up from my hospital bed...that's where I was, and where I've just returned from. Sorry for the delay. Checking back now to see if this draft is in the OCEANS pile (not really a pile) or if you've still withdrawn it.
I hate contests.
To make matters worse I am going to seriously bend a big-deal Medium rule and almost copy a piece that was published less than three years ago (in November 2019 to be exact and in great part as a remembrance/memorial to my late daughter…hopefully you’ll see why).
The original title was “Virginia Is for Lovers.”
As a decades-long subscriber, I have been indebted to Harper’s for its selection of superior writers like Rachel Carson, Annie Dillard, Nikki Giovanni and Rebecca Solnit, bringing them to my door each month.
But additionally the efforts of their editorial staff in…
The other day Bret Stephens of The New York Times wrote an opinion piece echoing many of the same concerns, themes, and factoids that have been appearing around social media lately.
“In recent years it has become an article of faith on the progressive left that anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism…”
In fact, this is not “recent” history at all. It is ancient history. And what we’ve been hearing, lately, from supporters of Israel, is about a “recent” shift on the progressive Left towards a blinding of the line between anti-Zionism and antisemitism.
Stephens, a former editor at The Jerusalem Post…
“Families [in India] are often unwilling to say that their loved ones have died of Covid. And the system for keeping vital records in India is shaky at best. Even before Covid-19, about four out of five deaths in India were not medically investigated.”
For this reason, despite the “official” current death count of only about 300,000, their reported experts estimate actual deaths may range between 1.6 and 4.2 million at this time with no hope for surcease on the horizon.
Blocked out by continual stories of “Trump” this and that, the occasional and, granted, horrific street violence worldwide of…
This happened before when the whole COVID thing started and I anticipated it in the first book in the series. In 2017.
As “reported” in my third book of the series, THEN THE LIST IS DONE, certain agencies here and abroad were aware of what was taking place in Wuhan before the December 2019 “breakout” of COVID-19 that was officially announced.
Only in the last few days has this information been released to the public through the media.
Sorry. But, once again, if you really want to know what’s going on in the world, you should have been reading my…
A Conservative Jew, A Reformed Jew, and an Orthodox Jew walk into a Men’s Room. Suddenly, one of them, the woman, of course, says, “This place is filthy! What’s wrong with you people???”
The other two looks at each other and one of them shouts:
We Jews have a famous saying — although not in any of our sacred texts — “Never Again.” An interesting concept considering how much we fall into the trap of doing the same things over and over... Think Albert Einstein here.
But I digress. This phrase. Some believe it was handed down from Yahweh. The…
Because I cook, a lot, and because I have always had a large number of friends from the Middle East, I cook a lot of Middle Eastern foods. So, when I moved to The South, y’all, I went huntin’ — which is what they do down here, a lot — for the best places to find Middle Eastern food supplies.
At first, good fortune followed me, and I was allowed to live in or near larger cities where stores provided decent supplies or something similar.
Today…not so much. Sure, it’s easy to find cans of pre-cooked chickpeas everywhere now. But…