Archive for April, 2011


By Chas Krauthammer The Obama Doctrine: Leading from Behind A foreign policy of hesitation, delay, and indecision. Obama may be moving toward something resembling a doctrine. One of his advisers described the president’s actions in Libya as “leading from behind.”  — Ryan Lizza, The New Yorker, May 2 issue To be precise, leading from behind […]





Here is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, if I ever heard one. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9IJUkYUbvI This man is not a Republican, period. He loves his own voice, preens,  and out Kennedys Kennedy in his lefty rhetoric.  Also, he has no personality. No Republican not in an insane asylum would vote for him.  He talks like a liberal Democrat (he is from Massachusetts, […]



First a trip to the local farmer’s market…. Just discovered that the singer Phoebe Snow (“Poetry Man”) died. I recall the day I heard the song for the first time on the radio in the Bronx and went out and purchased it.  RIP, Miss Snow. I also loved her name… Here is the link to a recent video rendition of […]



Problemitising !!!! I encountered this (apparent) neologism in a fairly illiterate blog discovered while surfing.  But it is full of bogosity (yes, I know, another neologism). And I hate it. I wish the English language to remain static, i.e., in the same way I learned it and was taught to speak and write it. Am […]



I grew up in the Anglican (Episcopal) Church (my mother’s parents  were born in Newcastle, UK.) In fact, I was an altarboy in the Episcopal churches we attended in various places when I was a kid. After that, I drifted toward the Roman Catholic Church, attended mass there, but never converted, as such. Guess God had other plans, […]