Under the Fedora Racism in LA, Chicago, Chula Vista, DC and Louisiana

Thanks to the Jussie Smollett case there has been a lot of talk concerning Race Crime Hoaxes. Here is an example of one that isn't. A member of a Hispanic street gang has pleaded guilty to federal charges after he orchestrated the 2014 firebombing of African-American homes in a Los Angeles public housing complex, officials … Continue reading Under the Fedora Racism in LA, Chicago, Chula Vista, DC and Louisiana

In appreciation of the Fabulous Poodles band

By John Ruberry One pleasant advantage of music in the streaming era is that with little expense I can tap into my favorite artists from my youth. If you are a recording artist, unfortunately, the big money isn't there for you. For $9.99 a month I enjoy unlimited downloads from Apple Music. However, if I … Continue reading In appreciation of the Fabulous Poodles band

Lenten Reflections Sixth Sunday in Lent (Palm Sunday) The Fickle World

Palm Sunday is in many ways the oddest day in Lent. We open the mass with the celebration of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem and the blessing of the palms and then quickly pivot to the Lord's Passion and Crucifixion. It's quite a contrast but it's a great example of the fickle nature of the world. … Continue reading Lenten Reflections Sixth Sunday in Lent (Palm Sunday) The Fickle World