Why Do We The People Reject Mandates?

We Americans have a deep-rooted problem with mandates.  It’s inbred in all of us, maybe starting when our mom ordered us to eat all of our carrots and broccoli.  We distrust and detest orders.  We hate to be compelled or forced to do something, especially by our government, which is why we find income tax … More Why Do We The People Reject Mandates?

No maskquerade parties, huh Gov. DeSantis?

Hey Gov, why is Florida now the U.S. Covid epicenter?  Just curious why you eschew mask mandates. And who’s this Dr. M?  Not your doctor, is he?  Some say he and others are spreading COVID misinformation.  Is that right?  How far right? Why do you loathe the word “mandate” so much when we had double … More No maskquerade parties, huh Gov. DeSantis?

Cleveland’s Baseball Team Will Replace ‘Indians’ With ‘Guardians’

After called the Cleveland Indians for 100 years, the team will soon remove its feathers and warpaint and officially drop its controversial “Indians” nickname. Was it really insensitive to call themselves Indians?  Was it that hurtful to our native Americans for a baseball team to have that moniker?  I guess so.  But could the hurt … More Cleveland’s Baseball Team Will Replace ‘Indians’ With ‘Guardians’

SURFSIDE, CUBA AND HAITI. A TRILOGY FOR THE HISTORY BOOKS

This past week has been nothing short of historic for the region where we live in perpetual amazement and excitement, ironically under ceaseless, yet often discordant sunshine. It used to be just the occasional hurricanes that kept our attention and our hearts pounding.  Now there are human hurricanes erupting in headlines and images emanating from … More SURFSIDE, CUBA AND HAITI. A TRILOGY FOR THE HISTORY BOOKS

MY BRANSON MOMENT LOOKING DOWN FROM MY THEN ‘SPACECRAFT’ AT THE EARTH’S CURVATURE 41 YEARS AGO

Not too many of us have had their Richard Branson moments looking down at mother earth from near the edges of outer space. I had mine one unforgettable day back in 1980.  That’s right, 1980.  I was on a supersonic Concorde flight returning from Europe.  We had reached a high enough altitude one day to … More MY BRANSON MOMENT LOOKING DOWN FROM MY THEN ‘SPACECRAFT’ AT THE EARTH’S CURVATURE 41 YEARS AGO

WE’LL ALL SLEEP BETTER IN BOCA

Our oceanfront high-rise condo, The Chalfonte, will undergo an inspection more stringent than required by any 40-year inspection certification. The Chalfonte will have structural engineers inspect its twin modernized, well-maintained buildings even more stringently than what would be required if there were a 40-year inspection certification required in Palm Beach County. Meanwhile, all our deepest … More WE’LL ALL SLEEP BETTER IN BOCA

What killed grandfather was a feeling he didn’t ‘belong anywhere’

Between phone calls from my son and daughters this past Father’s Day, I read a story in The Times of Israel that blew my mind, tugged at my heartstrings and brought me close to tears.  It was so powerful and timely on that day we celebrate fathers. It came at a time when my PR … More What killed grandfather was a feeling he didn’t ‘belong anywhere’

IF BUILDINGS COLLAPSE WHEN REBAR RUSTS, WHY NOT BUILD WITH RUST-PROOF REBAR?

Am I oversimplifying, or what?  After so many reports of cracking sounds and spalling in the condo that tragically collapsed in Surfside, FL, it’s probably no surprise to structural engineers that there was concrete deterioration. And this can be due to rusting rebar. I’m sure Basanite Industries (OTCQB:BASA), a Florida company that ironically manufactures a … More IF BUILDINGS COLLAPSE WHEN REBAR RUSTS, WHY NOT BUILD WITH RUST-PROOF REBAR?

HEY, ALL YOU VACCINEPHOBICS, AMERICA’S NO NUDIST COLONY. YOU NEED TO COVER UP AGAINST COVID!

The unvaccinated among us are walking around stark naked . . . like they’re living in a nudist resort like one in North Woodstock, Conn.  Amazing! Refusing to cover yourselves against the now more dangerous COVID variants, makes no sense.  Why are you stubbornly refusing to wear the protective clothes of effective vaccines?  Either you’re … More HEY, ALL YOU VACCINEPHOBICS, AMERICA’S NO NUDIST COLONY. YOU NEED TO COVER UP AGAINST COVID!

FEDERAL JUDGE RULES AGAINST PASSENGERS HAVING TO SHOW A VACCINATION PASSPORT BEFORE BOARDING CRUISE SHIPS

A federal judge’s ruling brings to mind one of the most famous crowded elevator scenes in movies when Cary Grant’s mom asks in North by Northwest: “you gentlemen aren’t really trying to kill my son, are you?”  Now imagine multi-storied floating elevators with thousands occupying spaces so crowded that the person’s nose next to you … More FEDERAL JUDGE RULES AGAINST PASSENGERS HAVING TO SHOW A VACCINATION PASSPORT BEFORE BOARDING CRUISE SHIPS