Monthly Archives: January 2018

On respecting the pronouns a person prefers

Two years ago, someone asked me if I preferred to be called Dave, or David It’s not a big deal to me, but it was thoughtful of her to ask, and I appreciated it.* I have a couple friends who … Continue reading

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Freddie Mercury on French horn

The concert hall is full, and more than a thousand sets of eyes are upon me as I take to the stage. To my left is tonight’s star, who will perform a solo rendition of “Hit the Road Jack,” followed … Continue reading

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Our indifference to one another makes me question our humanity

More than 40 years ago, nearly 45, as my dad drove the car through the parking lot of the Foodtown supermarket on summer day in Forest Hills, I looked out the driver’s side window of the back seat. There was … Continue reading

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‘A Viking Christmas’ preview

The setting is Asgard. The place is the giant hall where the Norse gods meet and hold their celebrations. Various gods and their children are gathered around the Christmas tree, which they are in the final stages of decorating. Gunnilde … Continue reading

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‘War Games’: generational watermark

Several years ago, we were at a “Destination Imagination” competition in East Windsor. As I was walking the hall, I heard a group of students from another school disbelieving a parent as he shared how popular a movie “War Games” … Continue reading

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