2011 photo of <a href="http://Joella Marano, CC BY-SA 2.0 Jay-Z. I became a fan-girl of Jay-Z at age 61! I never really listened to rap. Sure, I watched 8 Mile and Straight Outta Compton when they premiered and heard an occasional rap song on TV, but I never really LISTENED. That is until my adult … Continue reading Rap Music Virgin
Photo of French soldier wearing a gas mask in WWI from Wikipedia Commons. The withdrawal of Russian troops is a bad sign Get ready for hardcore devastation! Putin has been humiliated. The failure of Russian troops to dominate Ukraine has exhausted Putin’s patience. The planned blitzkrieg got stuck in Ukrainian mud, and the entire ordeal … Continue reading Kyiv Will Be Gassed Any Day Now
Family photo of author and her brother Harvey circa 1969. These are hurtful words that cut deep The words “retard” and “retarded” are almost never used in context. Instead, these terms are used to get a laugh, make an insult, or insinuate that someone or something is stupid. Unless you have a relative with a … Continue reading Please Stop Saying “Retarded” or Calling People a “Retard”
In his last official photo, Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) leaves the safety of his bunker to award decorations to members of Hitler Youth. (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images) Wikimedia Commons https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hitler1945.jpg It forever changed my life During the mid-2000s, when I was lecturing on Nazi Germany to students in my 10th grade World History class, a … Continue reading Meeting a Member of the Hitler Youth
Racism toward Asian and African refugees has shocked and disturbed the world. While some Ukrainians have racist views, most are decent people fleeing terror.