The Universal Spectator
February 26, 1993
Thirty years ago today, I happened to be in New York City on the last day of a consulting gig with a large international bank. As I left the offices of the bank to walk to my hotel to checkout, I decided to stop for a bite to eat on the way to LaGuardia for […]
Not with a bang but a whimper…
On this day four years ago, my father died. I didn’t find out about it for three weeks. This is all I have left of him… This is the way the world ends, This is the way the world ends, This is the way the world ends, Not with a bang but a whimper. “The […]
Election 2022 post-mortem
I said what I had to say about the faux red wave the other morning. The combination of evil Democrats* who cheat any way they can, and their base of raging lobotomized mouth-breathing imbeciles, was enough to turn the tide. In any event, here are three excellent assessments I wholeheartedly agree with, all from my […]
Never underestimate the stupidity of the American electorate
That is all I have to say. (Oh, and thank you Governor DeSantis for allowing me to live in free state…)
November 3, 1992
Thirty years ago today I committed what I consider my greatest error in judging a politician. In my youthful zeal and idealism — I was only 35 — my upset with George H. W. Bush for breaking his ‘no new taxes’ pledge undid my logic and reasoning — along with lots of other folks in […]
Which would you be? The stormtroopers, or the victims?
A depressing and pessimistic essay or a cautionary tale? I have been thinking a lot about the Third Reich of late. It is hard not to. If I go dancing I must wear a mask and if I take it off to breathe or take a moment’s respite because with heart disease and asthma it […]
September 11, 2001 – In memoriam, the 2,996
In memoriam, the 2,996. Twenty-one years later. We will never forget you…
September 11, 2001: The Timeline
September 11, 2001: “Today: Less humid. Sunshine. High 79.” 6:00 AM: Polls open in New York City for primary elections. 7:59 AM: American Airlines Flight 11 [carrying 87 innocent people, including crew, excluding hijackers] takes off from Boston’s Logan International Airport for Los Angeles. 8:00 AM: New York City public schools open for the fourth […]
September 11, 2001
I will never forget. The tears still well up and my body tenses with anger whenever I see footage of that morning. Photos, videos, audio, it doesn’t matter. The site of the Twin Towers in movies, on TV, in print, always affects me the same way: A feeling of overwhelming loss, and a blinding rage […]
August 24, 1992
Thirty years ago this morning. My family, and so many other families, remember. Never, ever underestimate what a hurricane can do.
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