Carl Sagan on Mindfulness & Gratitude

◼︎MIND, BODY & SOUL Carl Sagan, the preeminent scientist behind the landmark PBS Cosmos series that aired in 1980, was interviewed by Charlie Rose a few months before his death in 1996. I watched it on YouTube over the weekend. It was his last TV interview. Sagan died of complications from myelodysplasia. He was promoting … Continue reading Carl Sagan on Mindfulness & Gratitude

Burying the Hatchet in the ‘Great Transgender Debate’

◼︎WORKING-CLASS POLITICS◼︎LGBT RIGHTS:◻︎TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY Enough. I want to move on. Regular followers of this blog probably know I've been engaged in an extended debate around transgender issues with socialist friends and acquaintances, people with whom I share a mutual history of support and work with the U.S. Socialist Workers Party (SWP). By extension, my conflict … Continue reading Burying the Hatchet in the ‘Great Transgender Debate’

When Life Gives You Lemons… My Journey Meets Cancer

◼︎MY PERSONAL JOURNEY◻︎CANCER◼︎MIND, BODY & SOUL My diagnosis came on September 1st: Stage 2 Prostate Cancer. Before I go any further, let me assure friends and extended family hearing for the first time that I'm in no immediate danger. To the best of our knowledge the cancer is contained and has not spread. Doctors believe … Continue reading When Life Gives You Lemons… My Journey Meets Cancer

If You Have a Chance, Go See Van Gogh

◼︎MY PERSONAL JOURNEY◻︎DAVID & ME David and I attended Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience here in Cleveland today. It is truly extraordinary! I've never experienced anything like it. Whether you're in or near Cleveland, or want to come visit our fine city, you need to see this. The Cleveland exhibit has been extended through February … Continue reading If You Have a Chance, Go See Van Gogh

For the Record: On ‘Bodies With Vaginas’

◼︎LGBT RIGHTS:◻︎TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY I feel a need to go on record regarding the latest transgender/women's rights controversy that has broken out this month. Since Summer 2020 I've found myself in the unexpected and unpleasant position as lone defender of transgender women in debates on Facebook. In addition to Facebook I've posted a flurry of entries … Continue reading For the Record: On ‘Bodies With Vaginas’