Current Events

Exchanging E-Mails with Obama

(Sen. Barack Obama, seated at center, with his junior varsity basketball team in the 1977 yearbook of the Punahou School in Honolulu.) I was exchanging some e-mails with Sen. Obama and he was able to...

Political Maelstrom

It seems that I have stepped into the political maelstrom forming as the November elections approach.  Rocky has asked about how the Republicans are trying to portray Obama as a Muslim and how it might...

Castro Moves On

(From left: Castro at Hotel Theresa, Harlem. Top right: Castro and Malcom X. Bottom right: Fidel Castro) Cuba has gotten some intense media attention recently because of the “retirement” of Fidel Castro, who has passed...

With Barack …

I've been all over cyberspace as one of the participants in will.i.am's music video (Yes We Can) supporting Barack Obama. I'm very pleased to be one of those who feel that he has what it...

A Fine Mess …

After watching part of the congressional hearings on drug and steroid use by professional athletes, I can only think of Oliver Hardy's complaint to Stan Laurel  in so many of their comedies -- "It's a...