I’m not sure about this trip.
First of all, it may mean that my blog posts are going to appear at random times over the next few days. Because I will be traveling to places that may not have the best internet service (or, at all!)- and there is a significant time shift. But, that’s only part of the reasons why I’m not sure about this trip.
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Ah, facts. Long before our current president, we weren’t always meticulous about dates and facts. After all, we did decide to use 4 July 1776 as the date we proclaimed our independence from Britain. Even if the Declaration of Independence was issued two or three days earlier. And, that means we celebrate our Freedom 241 years later today. (Thankfully, it is not among those days that Congress, in its infinite wisdom [read as stupidity], elected to move to Mondays, affording a longer weekend. ) We celebrate the day with fireworks, with going to the beach, with barbeques, and with get-togethers.
Continue reading CCXLVI. Oh, and XXVI, 2!
This Sunday is Father’s Day. And, as has been true for many of these (alternative fact) holidays, I’ll be spending it with my kids. At the Phillies stadium.
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We have a problem in America. (The problem extends around the world, but I am most intimately familiar with what goes on here.) We have government officials (and political flacks) who never answer THE question. They deflect, they modify the question so that their canned answer can be employed- without providing the answer to that burning question that was posed.
Continue reading The Russians AREN’T Coming. They’re already here!
48, 49, 50!
We’ve been counting our days since the Pesach (Passover) Seder. 50 days after we were freed from Egypt (Mitzrayim- a place of narrow straits), we were waiting by Mount Sinai (sorry- NOT in the “Sinai Peninsula”, more likely in Saudi Arabia, near an active volcano), to receive the 10 Commandments. Where the words were seen- yes, seen. I admit, until I saw the effects of a rocket plant explosion in Henderson, Nevada, I had no idea you really could see “sound”. Not surprising that those in attendance were totally awed…
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If you live in the States, the odds are you have no clue that today is “Decoration Day”. Then, it was always the 30th of May. Not the “If it’s Monday, we need a holiday” version we are celebrating today (the 29th of May).
Continue reading It’s not just a day off.
While I was publicizing my blog on Facebook yesterday, I was dumbstruck when I saw a note appear. Very short- very unsweet. “it was a pleasure knowing you u were a true inspiration to us all rip Elliot Richard Dorfman you will be missed“.
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