#BLM is a holy movement. Thank you Black Folk for all you have done and all you do now and will do. We are not worthy but are grateful nonetheless.

I am one of those writers who can't work on their novel. Not since March. It's Tisha B'Av, the sacred day of mourning and I don't have to remember ages of Jewish history -- there's plenty enough to mourn right now. I take the greatest hope in hearing and sometimes seeing (on radio, online) the …

The Power of Music

Both Alan Turing and Harvey Milk were music lovers. Alan enjoyed singing out-of-season hymns, loved British Pantomines, which are full of silly songs, and even took up the violin. Even as he had the police over at his residence, he entertained them with an Irish Classic, "Cockles and Mussels." There is a statue in Dublin …

Autistically Awesome Alan Turing

The future of our society and our planet lies in recognizing Neurodiversity. Different brains are organized in different ways and are skilled at different tasks. People with so-called Bipolar Disorder have different brains. People with so-called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder have different brains and people who are Autistic have different brains. Having a Neurodiverse mind …

Harvey as a Prophet: Thoughts on Harvey Milk Day 2017

  What would Harvey Bernard Milk say if he were alive today? Wherever we turn there are many troubles, where the innocent, the vulnerable and the disempowered are targeted by the forces of non-love. What would Harvey Milk, who would have been eighty-seven on this day, say about our current political climate? Harvey’s personality was …