Blood and Roses

Two days after the event, I’m still having incredible difficulty processing the thought that Smithereens lead vocalist/songwriter/guitarist Pat DiNizio is gone. DiNizio had been fighting some major health issues for the past several years, but to lose him at 62 seems almost criminal. The Smithereens were never a huge commercial success. They never had an … Continue reading Blood and Roses

Will Israeli-Palestinian peace be brokered by Saudi Arabia?

When the United States officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reactions around the world were pretty much what everyone expected. Anti-Israel activists were up in arms from San Francisco to the EU. Muslim countries protested. Violence broke out in Israel. Mild objections came from some of our allies, including Saudi Arabia. One of … Continue reading Will Israeli-Palestinian peace be brokered by Saudi Arabia?

Post Alabama Trump borrows a page from US Grant

Duke: I saw you beat that man like I never saw no man get beat before, and the man kept coming after you Rocky 2 1979 Ulysses don't scare worth a damn!" Union a soldier during the Battle of the Wilderness 1864 Amid all the the various pronouncement concerning the Alabama Senate Results President Trump … Continue reading Post Alabama Trump borrows a page from US Grant