Saturday, June 25, 2016

Helen Mirren, and the State of Israel

Have for years been a great fan/admirer of Helen Mirren--and my admiration for her has only grown, after reading, this week, of her spirited support of/defense of the state of Israel, and its citizens.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Terrorism in Orlando

The massacre in Orlando: it is heartbreaking, and sickening.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Secretary Clinton

Am very glad that Secretary Clinton has prevailed, in her effort to secure the Democratic presidential nomination.

While she is not a flawless candidate--and, indeed, has not always been an effective campaigner--I believe that she will be a fine, forceful, and level-headed President.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Muhammad Ali

From a June 4th Washington Post article (link below) about the great Muhammad Ali:

"In his 2004 memoir, The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life’s Journey – a collaboration with his daughter Hana Yasmeen Ali, he addressed the question of how he would like to be remembered, writing:

" 'I would like to be remembered as a man who won the heavyweight championship three times, who was humorous, and who treated everyone right. As a man who never looked down on those who looked up to him, and who helped as many people as he could. As a man who stood up for his beliefs no matter what. As a man who tried to unite all humankind through faith and love. And if all that’s too much, then I guess I’d settle for being remembered only as a great boxer who became a leader and champion for his people. And I wouldn’t even mind if folks forgot how pretty I was.' ”