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    I will be the first to tell you, I am so incredibly in love with this website. It’s a home for me and I built it to house and preserve my innermost ponderings, my deepest conflicts and my most enlightening revelations.

    Over the years, I’ve written on almost every conceivable topic. From death-with-dignity issues to police brutality to the emergence of my own coming-of-age in my forties, there is no topic too scandalous or too delicate about which to form a thoughtful opinion. My offerings are vivid, my audience is diverse and my scope is fearless.

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To My Favorite Child, On Your Graduation Day

May 26, 2018 Dear Ben, You’ve attended your last day of high school. I’m sorry your dad is not here on this big day, to send you off to school with a good breakfast and a cup of strong coffee,... [Read more]

The End of a Civilization

Another fall, the Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church convened at St. Paul’s church. I was allowed to go very often, and though young, about 15 years old, I enjoyed the services. The number... [Read more]

Rock the Casbah

I met a friend at the bazaar in Casablanca, in 1996! When I was 25 years old and finally graduating from college, my dad took me on a tour of Spain, Portugal and Morocco as a gift. Those were the kinds... [Read more]

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