You March That Way, You’ll Live This Way


1955. Once upon a time, my father’s family lived on the South Side of Chicago. Grandpa Harry and Grandma Fanny had their little house on 88th and Clyde, a squat brick home built in 1950 with a back porch and a spotless kitchen.  Uncle Paul, Aunt Frances and Barry lived on Luella, not far from Grandpa…

Cinnamon Politics.


Cinnamon Politics A few months ago, I walked into a Santa Monica dry spice store that my friend and I had dismissed a few years earlier. It seemed ridiculous to us, that people, in the farm-fresh and organic era, would buy dried spices and spice blends at premium prices, and also waste money inside a…

Racialism and Obama.


Racialism and Obama Suddenly, the cat is out of the bag and people are looking at those who oppose Obama and asking if the dislike of the President is formed out of racial animosity. To an observer and historian of American history, the question should really be asked: What issues in our nation are not…

The Color Has Changed, the Situation Remains the Same.


In the aftermath of the glow over President Elect Obama’s win, the great national back pat and international acclaim for our nation, continues. WE ELECTED A DARK SKINNED MAN! Tears were pouring out, because our racist country could now point to that one example who surmounted the odds and would now take the oath of…