How The World Failed India

By Relying On Unsustainable Measures, We Ignored Both History And Reality In The World’s Most Vulnerable Nation In June, 1918, in a crowded apartment block in the port city of Mumbai, India – then called Bombay – a crackling chorus of coughs echoed through the halls and streets. Several young people had fallen ill withContinue reading “How The World Failed India”

The Academy Rarely Rewards An Actor Who Has Died

Producers Bet On A Chadwick Boseman Win, And Were Left With Egg On Their Faces I admit there were only two reasons I sat through the #Oscars last weekend. One was to see if Chloe Zhao would become only the second woman to win a Best Director Oscar, which she did, and the second, toContinue reading “The Academy Rarely Rewards An Actor Who Has Died”

The Biggest Side Effect Of Vaccination: A Sense Of Relief

They Say ‘Nothing Changes’ After You’re Vaccinated, But For Me, Everything Changed It felt like a hangover. The day after I got my second Pfizer shot last Thursday at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, I didn’t work and slept in, sleeping until almost 3 p.m. I felt like I had been pounding tequila shots all night,Continue reading “The Biggest Side Effect Of Vaccination: A Sense Of Relief”

The Legacy Of Prince Philip: A Reformer With Mixed Success

Traumatized By His Own Childhood In Exile, Philip Dedicated His Life To Protecting The Monarchy It’s hard to believe knowing the reputation Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, had in his final years as a staunch defender of “traditional values,” and an institution marred in racism and colonialism, but the consort of Queen Elizabeth IIContinue reading “The Legacy Of Prince Philip: A Reformer With Mixed Success”

The Benefits And Rewards Of ‘Manipulating Your Qi’

This past Sunday, I appeared on Joanne’s Healing Within, the weekly show hosted by Queens, New York-based personal trainer, Reiki healer and life coach Rev. Joanne Angel Barry Colon. I regularly appear on her show to take part in some new and often ancient exciting healing and spiritual development rituals. Last summer, life coach andContinue reading “The Benefits And Rewards Of ‘Manipulating Your Qi’”

There Has To Be An End To Masks And Distancing, And It Has To Be Soon

For Those Who Have Followed The Rules; Moving The Goalposts, And Shaming Us For Asking Why, Is Infuriating On May 6, two weeks after my second vaccine shot, I’m may find myself putting #COVIDIOT in my bio. In response to news today that Rutgers University will be mandating vaccines for students next Fall, while alsoContinue reading “There Has To Be An End To Masks And Distancing, And It Has To Be Soon”

The Royal Family Never Misses An Opportunity To Miss An Opportunity

The Windsors Have The Ability And Resources To Adapt To The Modern World, They Just Keeps Refusing To Use Them It all stems from The Abdication. When news over the rift between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Royal Family shifted our attention from the pandemic for the first time in a whileContinue reading “The Royal Family Never Misses An Opportunity To Miss An Opportunity”

Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Help To Build Our Nation

As A ‘Crisis’ Builds On The Border, Let’s Not Forget A Similar Crisis Is Why We Get To Call America Home Happy St. Patrick’s Day. This week, while you are scarfing down corned beef and cabbage and scoffing at child migrants at the border, remember Annie Moore. Who is/was she? On January 1, 1892, sheContinue reading “Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Help To Build Our Nation”

Surviving The Longest Winter

As Clocks Move Ahead One Hour, We Can Finally Let Go Of The Darkness We Dreaded Last summer, as we were still battling the COVID-19 pandemic with no end in sight, no word on vaccines and the predictions for a winter surge looming, I noticed something that made me shudder. Daylight Savings Time was toContinue reading “Surviving The Longest Winter”