When Weeks Turned To Months Turned To Years, America Tuned Out

We Asked Americans To Sacrifice “For Weeks” And Then Changed The Rules, So They Quit The Game The one thing that I have noticed in the ongoing “we need to keep social distancing and mask wearing” narrative is that everyone involved can separated into two groups: Those who think this is now a permanent wayContinue reading “When Weeks Turned To Months Turned To Years, America Tuned Out”

How Labeling COVID19 A ‘New York Disease’ Doomed America

The Pandemic Is Made Worse By Americans’ Dismissive Attitude Toward Major Cities Like New York California and Florida will likely pass New York in terms of number of infections next week, and now would be a good time to talk about how part of the national fuckup was dismissing #COVID as a “New York disease”Continue reading “How Labeling COVID19 A ‘New York Disease’ Doomed America”

I Took A Ferry to New Jersey

Notes After My First Leisurely Day Trip During The COVID19 Pandemic When the COVID-19 Pandemic began raging in New York City, I hunkered down. For 53 days (March 22-May 14), I did not venture more than 100 feet from home and mostly stayed inside. It was mentally and emotionally draining, but I found ways toContinue reading “I Took A Ferry to New Jersey”

It’s Not About Erasing History, It’s About Holding It Accountable.

I’ve been to Germany. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit the first thing I wanted to do when I got there was find some Nazi Museum. I’m a history buff and I’m especially keen on European history, but I didn’t want to see anything related to the Holy Roman Empire or Charlemagne or MartinContinue reading “It’s Not About Erasing History, It’s About Holding It Accountable.”

Feel The City Breakin’ And Everybody’s Shaking

Remembering The 1977 Blackout And How It Relates To Another Tough Summer In New York City Forty-three years ago today, on a hot July 14 in 1977, New York City faced one of its darkest days – literally and figuratively. Shortly after 9:30 p.m. the night before, lightning struck two substations in Westchester County andContinue reading “Feel The City Breakin’ And Everybody’s Shaking”

What My Intuition Is Telling Me About The COVID-19 Pandemic And 2021

It’ll End Sooner Than We Think, But With Dire Sociopolitical Consequences. It’s January 20, 2021 and Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. has just taken office as the 46th President of the United States after winning over 400 electoral votes. In his Inauguration Speech, he speaks eloquently, if not with the occasional gaffe, of a new rebornContinue reading “What My Intuition Is Telling Me About The COVID-19 Pandemic And 2021”

From Lockdown, A Letter To My 11-Year Old Self About Witnessing History

I’ve always wanted to be a part of history, and fate intervened to give me what I wanted, good and hard. When I was a child, I would watch and read the news and see all the historical events happening around the world and wish I was there. In fact, I got my start asContinue reading “From Lockdown, A Letter To My 11-Year Old Self About Witnessing History”

With COVID-19: California May Have Only Delayed The Inevitable.

Journalist Joe Nocera has a problem. In his Bloomberg editorial this weekend (WARNING: paywalled), he wants to know why California, which is seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases, isn’t getting the type of criticism that Florida, Texas and Arizona are getting. In the Golden State, cases are surging, positive test ratings are surging and hospitalsContinue reading “With COVID-19: California May Have Only Delayed The Inevitable.”

The COVID19 Pandemic Wouldn’t Have Gone Much Better Under Hillary

She would’ve responded competently, but Federalism and partisanship in an election year would have doomed us all Imagine it is late January, 2020; just a week or so before the Iowa Caucuses, and the GOP campaign to nominate a challenger to an unpopular incumbent President Hillary Clinton is well underway. Candidates are getting big crowdsContinue reading “The COVID19 Pandemic Wouldn’t Have Gone Much Better Under Hillary”