My Ancestors Came from Shitholes

Whether or not the president said shitholes isn’t on the agenda here today. My ancestors came from shitholes. They were escaping the terrible conditions they faced. They wanted a better life. There’s no difference between my ancestors escaping from the pogroms of Russia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and the Latin Americans…

We’ve Forgotten

I remember sitting and watching the movie on TV. The great Danny Kaye holding forth as  the fictional Max Feldman, a holocaust survivor. I remember thinking “didn’t we defeat the Nazis in World War 2? Why are they still around?” They are still around. And we’ve forgotten that they should have no voice here. The…

Finding Ways to Speak Out

Sometimes you just get bogged down by all the information. You want to share it, you want to make sure information gets out there. But there’s so much of it, and not all of it is real, truthful, trusted. One has to be careful what one shares. Finding a voice. That’s what I’ve been up…