Category Archives: The Facts of Life

Some thoughts on neighborhood dogs

Last week I had lunch with Wendl and Barry, a couple of dear, long-time friends (“couple,” meaning both two of them and married) at a local Indian restaurant. Conversation turned to dogs. I’ve been noticing for several years that a … Continue reading

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The god problem? Fear of women

As I was scrolling down the Times, I stopped at this — an article about Amber Adler, an Orthodox Jewish woman who ran for New York’s City Council. She is shocked at the bilious reaction she got from mostly males … Continue reading

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“Are you nuts?”

And, “What’s wrong with you?” What poverty of mental acuity those two pejorative questions represent! And whose mental acuity am I accusing? My own. When I read quotes from the minority of people who express senseless ideas about politics or … Continue reading

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