- October 01
- Male, Jewish, in my extremely early sixties, married with kids (well, at this point I guess that should be "kid"). Thanks to Lezlie for avatar artwork - sort of a translation of my screen name. "Salaam" is peace in Arabic, hence the peace sign. (No, my name doesn't mean "hunk of meat" and yes, the pun is intentional.)
MY RECENT POSTS
- On Two Racism Threads: Part
Two: The Cynical American
December 14, 2014 04:21PM
- On Two Racism Threads: Part
One: Over The Top
December 13, 2014 09:15PM
- The Benefit of the Doubt
December 10, 2014 02:32PM
- Dad's voice
December 06, 2014 10:50AM
- Eric Garner
December 03, 2014 05:48PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Rodney is right about a
- “This is a time when
language is asked to
that may be
- “That's really
I have family
in Guatemala. People emigrated
- “What I find interesting
isn't the post, it's the
can we attac…”
- “Keep me
sounds interesting. If you
beat this guy, people
I’ve spent a lot of time on Open Salon and some on Our Salon talking about racism since the failure in Ferguson to indict but especially since the failure to indict in Eric Garner’s killing in Staten Island. There has been an unusual amount of… Read full post »
I recently updated my IPhone, when the 6 came out. I was told
when I opened my new IPhone, all the information on my old one
would move over.
As it turns out, it didn't. Most of it did, but there was a key exception: the past thirty days of phone messages… Read full post »
I can't wrap my head around this one.
Saying that the best way to reduce racism is to stop talking about it is like saying that the best way to reduce the incidence of rape is to stop talking about them.
Daylight is our most effective weapon. We don't excuse rapes because of male-dominant culture and we shouldn't… Read full post »
Yesterday I was approached by two separate bloggers asking me to write posts, and they weren't about the same subject. That's never happened to me. They each had their reasons. This is one of those posts. If you have a theory about who asked me to write this one, it's probably… Read full post »
I think that the main problem the near left has with the far left is that the far left is very good at concentrating on principles but tends to ignore consequences.
My dear friend L in the Southeast is having a birthday today. Though she is not active here these days, she may become aware of this post anyway as she has maintained her account.
When I go to my Favorites list, hers is the first name on it. She befriended me… Read full post »
This should be blasted for proper effect.
I absolutely love "knavish tricks."
I might take this one down in a little while because I don't
really want to encourage a dustup, but I appreciate good writing. I
enjoyed reading this.
".... if you meet a loon on the street, and the loon mistakes you for Godzilla, and claims that you are trying to possess… Read full post »
published previously on Our Salon (by a few minutes)
We look at Israel and we wonder when and how it will all end and what we can do to bring about its ending. American Jews are torn. On one hand, there is the overwhelming question of survival. On the other, there… Read full post »