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A lot of great drama begins with screaming. I mean, I came kicking and screaming into this world. And what may seem depressing to one person may be an absolute scream to another – especially after 5 or 7 beers. But then that Malaysian airline came screaming down in Ukraine…

The screaming raced across my dreams in the wee early morning hours. It has happened before. But there is nothing to compare to it now. And I snapped awake. The glowing embers of my red digital alarm clock impassively exhaled … Continue reading

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Every man dies. But not every man truly lives… The purpose of life is a life of purpose. But ironically life seems to always find a way to kill you…on purpose. And now with the birth of Isabella Victoria life begins again. It never seems fair, and perhaps for most of us that’s a good thing…

Amidst all the perverse news of death and mortal combat in places such as the Ukraine and Syria, the missing Malaysian airline jet and some misanthropic nazi shooting folks who turned out to be Christians at two Kansas City Jewish … Continue reading

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The most distressing thing that can happen to a prophet is to be proved wrong. The next most distressing thing is to be proved right. Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us and seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted…

I think I may have been a tad wrong a few years back when I wrote a feisty gut-check newspaper column about what we ought to do with surly, pugnacious disruptive public school students. Just a tad. And perhaps now … Continue reading

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You may be a redneck if… you’ve spent more on your pickup truck than on your education. The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and critically. Intelligence plus character is its goal. Hmm… Ghana is undergoing an education revolution — and I’m going to investigate…

  As school bells bellow another academic year I want to share some sage counsel a rock and roll star once conveyed: If you wanna get laid, kid, go to school, especially college. But if you wanna get an education, … Continue reading

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In a world of racism, sexism, anti-Semitism and all hateful things, what inevitably seems to conquer all is…horniness. It ain’t happening in church. The most segregated time in America is the weekly hour of worship – to the very same Lord who made us all, great and small…

The first time I ‘slept’ (Slept? Who had time to sleep?!) with this woman in West Africa’s Ivory Coast  she turned to me and wondered in those scrumptious, breathy, French half-tones: “Am I your first black woman?” I smiled devilishly … Continue reading

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Most folks live to have resumès, instead of having resumès because they lived…Most resumès ain’t nothing but lies that nobody bothers to read anymore — and not just because there ain’t no jobs…And then along came not-quite-5-year-old Andrew who asked me to help write his resumè…Oy-vey-iz-mir!

I think on my resumè, which I have never finished nor submitted anywhere, it still says that I can juggle while driving my ex-wives mad; am working on a cure for mental halitosis and teenagers; am totally politically-incorrect and a … Continue reading

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I can’t help myself: I am cursing. I am stoned. I am armed. And I am heading off to Washington. And no one can stop me because I am perfectly legal

What I want to obtain from my doctor is a written medical opinion which stipulates I have been diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome. Therefore, under the American Disability Act, I simply can’t help myself  — for cursing. At everything. At anytime. … Continue reading

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