Category Archives: Society

Acorn to Arabella

I don’t have cable so YouTube is my TV entertainment… I recently watched a few maritime videos after which YouTube suggested other maritime-related pieces. That’s how I came upon “Acorn to Arabella“, a project based in Western Massachussetts to build … Continue reading

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Israel to launch moon spacecraft

Amazing news!  According to Newser, Israel will launch this week (Feb 18 2019) what it hopes will be the first private spacecraft to land on the moon   The landing craft, dubbed Bereshit, or Genesis, will fly atop a SpaceX Falcon … Continue reading

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Trump versus Obama

I know, you are expecting some heavy political discourse here, but I will be brief.  My friend Amy posted this great video on Facebook. Make sure you see the punchline below the video… But Chancelorette Merkel was not rolling her eyes … Continue reading

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March for Their Lives – The Times They Are a-Changin!

I was privileged to attend the March for Our Lives in DC yesterday.  My daughter was working and could not accompany me.  Much has been written about the event already but I wanted to relay a few personal observations. Logistics: … Continue reading

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The 2nd Amendment makes as much sense today as the Steam Engine…

Guns are not able to prevent Government tyranny in today’s World. Government is far too complex and decentralized. The Second Amendment is an empty promise perpetuated by the National Rifle Association to sell guns. Continue reading

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The Joys of Genealogy

I have always wondered about my family. About their lives back in Poland in the 1700’s and the 1800’s, about their large families, the economic and religious challenges.  I started getting interested in genealogy about 17 or 18 years ago … Continue reading

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Response: We Are All Refugees

Guest Author: Svetlana Markowicz Etched on a bronze plaque in the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, Emma Lazarus’ words “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. … Continue reading

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We are all refugees

Over five million Syrians refugees are now registered with the United Nations which works with countries to resettle them.  To date, 1.8 million ended up in Turkey, over one million in tiny Lebanon and over 600,000 in Jordan.  What about the … Continue reading

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Can’t get this song out of my head…

That’s right, I can’t get this song out of my head, and I can’t stop playing the video.  It is not really surprising. There are so many great things about the song and the video.  This is a great song … Continue reading

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A U.S. President who speaks Yiddish?

There is evidence that, no matter what, the future President of the Younited (as in Yuuuge) States may be fluent in basic Yiddish.  Oy! Donald Trump’s comment in Grand Rapids, Mich., that Hillary Clinton — former first lady, former U.S. … Continue reading

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