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Tick-Tock goes the clock

EVERY SECOND, every minute, every hour of our life, the clock keeps on ticking. What highlights or lowlights does Marching Time have in our...

Vive le femme!

MARCH 8! International Women’s Day, and may I say “Hurray! Long live the woman!” or Vive le femme! as the French would have it, like when...

Three Kings? There were Six Kings!

JANUARY 6, Three Kings Day, has come and gone, and we are left to calm, gentle days of rest, or back to the daily...

A smorgasbord of blessings

AS 2018 is teetering, high-time to count the shower of blessings that enlivened the year as it fades away. Yes, count our blessings —...

A US veteran prognosticates on a T-shirt

Did you pick out your best T-shirt at the mall? There was an array of T-shirts for sale, and yours is to select the...

Epitaphs speak for the entombed

BEYOND names, dates of birth and death, epitaphs inspire friends and relatives who come to visit the gravesites of their dear departed. Remembrances are...

Flea market of ideas

HOW CAN a minutest, bothersome insect be of benefit to you and me? Any teeny-weeny bit of goodness to society? Only when we speak...

A riddle by Mark Twain

FIRST and foremost, Who is Mark Twain? If you think my question is silly, superfluous, or too over-the-top, then you are intelligent or very much...

Democracy Now! – forever and ever

THE MOST insightful, provocative OPINION columns I’ve come across with are anthologized in Amy Goodman’s BREAKING THE SOUND BARRIER. Enthralling viewpoints from Democracy Now!...

‘The pen is mightier than the sword’

LEAFING through the souvenirs I’ve accumulated from the DOSC (Downtown Oakland Senior Center) in California of Uncle Sam country— what else but the beloved...

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