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Today’s shantytown

Practically to the date last year, I wrote a column, “Homeless problem.” It could be reprinted, verbatim, as nothing has changed. I take that back; it’s gotten far...

When a family is divided by politics

Few things are sadder than when a family is divided by politics. But when it happens because of outside pressure and false accusations that threaten to destroy the...

Watering your family tree with bureaucracy

If you’ve been following this column for the last couple of months, you have hopefully started your tree by creating a pedigree, and started interviewing relatives (on...

Slower, friendlier, calmer, softer

Air travel has always been a part of my life. But due to COVID I have not traveled since the beginning of January — until last week. Just like so much else around us...

Virtual travel

Are you suffering from cabin fever? Were you forced to cancel travel plans this summer? Being in Colorado, a beautiful getaway is never far away, but that’s different...

Regrettable milestone

The US hit a milestone this week that made me wince. For the first time in 17 years, a federal execution was carried out. There are many reasons to oppose the death...

Spiritual-colored glasses

Imagine you wake up one morning and suddenly notice that your hands are green. As you pull off your blanket, you see that your legs are green as well. Your heart rate...

Goya

If only I had had a photograph, not only of my pantry at the time of when coronavirus commenced, but of the table I had set up in our living room filled with the...

Anti-Semitism, from Twitter to the Times

Ours is a time when anti-Semitism is surging, and the popularity of intersectional politics has given new credibility to radical groups that are keen to link the war on...

Privilege

As I continue reading article after article, I am genuinely perplexed by the term that keeps reappearing: “privilege.” Specifically, “white privilege.” A certain...