Category Archives: race

Diversity

My father’s side of the family came over on the Mayflower. My Irish Nana sailed across the Atlantic on a cow boat from Ireland. My older sister’s husband is Jewish. My younger sister is married to an African American with Indian blood. My next-door neighbors in my old hometown were Neapolitans who emigrated from Argentina. […]

GUNGA DIN by Rudyard Kipling

When I was a young boy, I loved the movie GUNGA DIN. The hero was an outcast water-boy. The lowest of the low in the ranks of the British Empire, but Rudyard Kipling recognized their worth to a man dying of thrist and wrote the following poem. GUNGA DIN BY RUDYARD KIPLING You may talk […]

Are You A Neanderthal?

Test Yourself : Are you a Neanderthal? 1. Do your eyebrows meet in the middle? +5 2. Can you lock your knees in an upright position? -5 3. Got a chin? If the answer is no, +3 4. How about a forehead? If not, +3 5. Is it easy for you to balance a book […]

Couvre-Feu

The curfew comes for the old French phrase ‘couvre-feu’ meaning ‘cover fire’. William The Conqueror adopted the Middle Ages ‘curfeu’ to call on the people to extinguish the household fires to prevent conflagrations. 8PM was the normal hour for the curfeu. Same as declared by Mayor DeBlasio and Governor Cuomo this afternoon, but these corrupt […]

Yo Da Man

“Hey you know something people I’m not black But there’s a whole lots a times I wish I could say I’m not white.” I have lived by these words from the Mothers of Invention’s FREAK OUT LP, which I stole that record from Zayre discount store in 1969. I was working at the same store. […]