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Wheel of fate

I AM AFRAID to ask their names, although I don’t know why. I am afraid of a lot of things. Truly it is irrational, for how can a person just one line above the catatonic hurt me? He stands there, quite tall, about 6’ 3” I’d say, sort of rotating slowly on the balls of his feet, moving neither forward nor backward, with this plastic grin on his face. It is different, extremely different, from the “plastic smile” we attribute to superficial people. This grin is engraved on his face as if on Mt. Rushmore, and is absolutely expressionless. It’s just a formation of muscles, that’s all. I am wretched inside when I see him, and feel the height of guilt for just passing him by as I move along to my appointed task; though the truth is I feel just as wretched and guilty when I pass others on these floors.

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France is over

Roosters or ostriches, however you dice it, France’s prime minister is out to lunch. Before last week’s mass murders in France, one at a kosher supermarket, I wrote of France in last week’s column, “The exile comes home to roost.” I observed (again, before last week’s slaughter): “Stories on attacks on Jews in France are so numerous that they blur. A synagogue is shot at. A synagogue is surrounded by a mob. A person with a yarmulke is attacked. A Paris suburb puts up a plaque hon...
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Is the exile coming home to roost?

NB: This column was written prior to the attack on Charlie Hebdo and the hostage-taking at a kosher supermarket in Paris on January 9. ONLY A two-year hiatus from reading the news could leave one ignorant of the truth about being Jewish in France today. Stories on attacks on Jews in France are so numerous that they blur. A synagogue is shot at. A synagogue is surrounded by a mob. A person with a yarmulke is attacked. A Paris suburb puts up a plaque honoring a convicted Palestinian terrorist. S...

Last Updated ( Friday, 09 January 2015 11:02 )

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Cong. Mike Coffman’s Jewish forbears

Cong. Mike Coffman’s Jewish forbearsI CAME to Cong. Mike Coffman intending to get the story of his Jewish forbears. He gave me that, and much more, too. Highlights from our 90-minute conversation: Coffman’s forbears were Jewish, originating in Baghdad, coming to the US and Israel via Shanghai, China. Waste at the Dept. of Defense is out of control. Coffman would go further than President Obama in cutting it. The VA hospital at Anschutz is not the only VA hospital over budget and years behind. The culprit: VA management. The ...
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CU vs. aches and pains

Like many people, I have benefitted from physical therapists. They make the aches and pains go away. That’s why I was receptive when Pat Grant, a former Colorado state legislator and president and CEO of the National Western Stock Show, told me his story — and what it inspired him to do. He went to a “PT” (physical therapist) who was a CU faculty member. “My physical therapy was so successful that I became committed to the program,” Grant, the perennial activist, told me. The pro...
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