During the entire sixty years of my adult life, I’ve never before been witness to such a spectacle, as a man who purports to be seeking the Presidency of the United States, by first outraging, belittling and abusing whole segments of the electorate. Then not content with this irrational display, we see him go on to magnify his senselessness by (in the next breath) claiming that these victims of his abuse “really love him” and would actually vote for him in a general election.


ELEGY “What’s coming, and what can we do about it?”


ELEGY “What’s coming, and what can we do about it? ”

This is an insight into this nation’s future, now held in the hands of a political party that gained power by promising the public, all the things it would take away. This is a forecast of events to come - which I pray, to any deities that may exist, will be proven wrong. For anyone who dares to look, we are witness to forces which, for more than a century have been laboring to deceive and corrupt a nation - for nothing more than their own profit.

Bloomberg Interview

As promised, here is the video of the interview on Bloomberg. That host certainly had his hands full, but did an excellent job managing all three rings of the circus! It should be noted that Robert Janoff, designer of the Apple logo was also participating. It was interesting to hear the story of how the real logo came to be!

Petition for Justice

The acquittal of George Zimmerman disturbs me enormously. Not so much for its abrasion of my sense of justice, but for the massive threat which that verdict represents to this nation's public safety. I am therefore hoping that you can assist me in the instigation of a proper response - one that will hopefully mitigate the civil damage that now promises to occur. I suggest that we put a public call out to support a Wrongful Death suit against George Zimmerman. Recall, if you can, the O.J. Simpson case, in which the man had been acquitted of murder.

Zimmerman, Martin and a Question of Options

Someone like myself, who has reached the age 79, easily settles into the illusion that “I've seen it all.” I was born into the era of America’s Great Depression, and lived through the violent age of World War II, not to mention all the wars since. I've seen something as mundane as electric lighting evolve from Edison’s incandescent bulbs, to neon signs, to fluorescent lamps, and now into the ultra-high efficiency world of the LED.

OBSTRUCTIONISM - The New Face of Minority Politics

Before falling prey to that old chestnut - “Both parties are the same - they’re all just political bad buys.” - the reader should take a closer look at the “unique” behavior of the Republican minority, throughout the Obama presidency. The term “unique”, as applied to their pattern of “obstructionism” is neither hyperbole, nor exaggeration, nor political rhetoric of any kind. It’s cast iron fact!

The fabulous Rarity

1913 Liberty Nickel

As a person whose been deeply involved in the collecting of stamps and coins from more than half a century - in the world of numismatics, I’ve seen it all. But among my experiences I can report that one of the most irritating situations for any trader, dealer or serious collector in coin, is being confronted by fantastical, and often erroneous tales of rare and fabled coins. In my own experience, I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve heard remarks offered regarding mysterious discoveries of a “1943 copper cent".

Fighting the Flu

Throughout my lifetime, up until about ten years ago, I used to have really terrible bouts with colds, sometimes two or three times a year - and each time, they'd go on literally for weeks. But then I sort of developed a regimen for myself - one designed to go after the root cause - the bugs themselves. From then to now I've never had an attack of cold or flu that lasted more than 72 hours - and that only happened if I didn't catch it quickly enough. Many times, I'd applied my scheme at the very first sign of a problem, and effectively dodged the bullet altogether.


Victims of the shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut and Nancy Lanza and her son Adam via

What can be said about the Newtown tragedy, beyond the fact that it’s a hellish comment on the nature of our times. Before commentary is offered on this event, and the many other acts of senseless gun violence which have plagued this nation over the past several decades, the reader should understand the core philosophy of this writer, as it relates to this discussion. For a start, I am a profound advocate of the idea that our Bill of Rights is virtually on the same level as holy writ.

The Fiscal Cliff and Debt Ceiling - Take Two

Once more we are witness to the effects of a clique of ideologues who’ve conned a gullible electorate into handing them the power to literally wreck the economy, not only of the United States, but potentially of the whole world. This, even though the substance of the Republican campaign in the last election, that is to say, the promises they’d made about all the things they were determined to take away from the American people if elected, cost them the Presidency and seats in both houses of the Congress. That very cabal of Tea Party Republicans now threatens to raise the taxes on every class of American if they can’t prevent the tax cuts for the richest 2% of this country. That very same 2% who’s income and worth had risen by 300% during the Bush era, while the rest of Americans saw their incomes lay stagnant.