• Truth and trust were casualties of 9/11
  • Sound bites, arrogance, scorn and invective set a poisonous tone
  • Exaggeration on all sides
  • If everyone is a hero, then no one truly can be a hero, and there were heroes
  • Instead of following the science, they led with rhetoric
  • Residents were ignored
  • Science was manipulated
  • Lawyers profited
  • Those most in need don’t get what they should, while others receive more than they deserve
  • A comprehensive look at what lies ahead

“Cuba:How Did We Get into This Mess, and How Do We Get Out of It?” Tuesday October 28, 1 p.m. Central Unitarian Church, 156 Forest Avenue, Paramus, NJ
This is part of the “Experts” series presented by The Institute of New Dimensions, now in its 29th year of offering these talks, along with classes, to adults 50 and over.
I’ll be talking about the development of the Cuban Revolution and Cuba – US Relations from the 1950s to the present.

Master of the Game

October 10, 2014 · 0 comments

How do Latinos, the fastest growing group in the country, grab hold of political power when most cannot vote? Here’s a surprising look at how it’s done in the old industrial town of Passaic, NJ, where an unlikely coalition among Mexicans, Dominicans and Orthodox Jews has created a unique form of diversity, albeit with a fair amount of rumbling. http://bit.ly/1vUauPT

Age Old

August 19, 2014 · 0 comments

Here’s a fun piece I published in today’s New York Times (Science) that raises questions about what it means to be old. Take a look http://nyti.ms/1n7TaSc

Jan. 16 in Wyckoff

January 15, 2014 · 2 comments

If you can make it, I’ll be speaking about News Literacy at the Wyckoff Public Library at 7 on Thursday, Jan. 16. Come by. We’ll go over ways you can become a more savvy news consumer. http://bit.ly/1eTJ7gi


May 15, 2013 · 0 comments

On Sunday June 9, I’ll be appearing with a lot of other writers to celebrate books and writing on the grounds of the Paramus Public Library, E 116 Century Road in Paramus. We’ll be there from 1-5, and I’ll be talking about City of Dust and my other books. Hope to see you there.