A Comparison of Trump’s Puny Emigration Raid to Ike’s Big Kahuna


President Donald J. Trump’s frenzied, double-edged sword of spreading fear and currying favor by dramatically announcing, delaying, and then re-instituting Immigration and Customs (ICE) raids upon those he considers to be in the country illegally, reminds me of a similar operation in which I was personally involved many decades ago.: President Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered the – as the loose racism inherent in the title reflects – that is a part of the, “Great” America which the dog whistle-restrained bigots of today would like to restore. Here is a start contrast in the President of that era with...
This writer’s recollections of Jacquelyn Littlefield.


The Little Prince Of Brooklyn

Mommy sick

The Little Prince Of Brooklyn


Mi Abuelita (Laura Maria Rosa y Mendez) was born in 1896, two years before Yanqui troops invaded. She and all of my father’s side of the family are Jibaros that come from a small town in the mountains of Puerto...
The Little Prince Of Brooklyn

Mommy sick

Mommy, Laurie and me When I was in the first grade, my mother became very ill with Rheumatic fever. This caused my sister and me to be sent to stay with our grandparents. Laurie went to live with Mama...
simply, about right vs. wrong.

Better Angels

    "We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every...