MY MEMOIRS Category

I went to Webb School for high school 1950 to 1954

In the fall of 1950 I began the 9th grade at Webb School on Baseline Road in Claremont, California.  That   year I enjoyed learning English and Algebra, but my favorite class was the one in Ancient History taught by Ramsey Harris, who came originally from Rangoon in Burma and used to regale us with […]

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I went to Webb School for high school 1950 to 1954

In the fall of 1950 I began the 9th grade at Webb School on Baseline Road in Claremont, California. I enjoyed learning English and Algebra, but my favorite class was the one in Ancient History taught by Ramsey Harris, who came originally from Rangoon in Burma and used to regale us with tales of his […]

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I’m a Recovering Catholic

I am a recovering Catholic. I cannot recall when I first became aware of God’s gentle side. For me “God the Father” was an unpredictably angry, frightening, vengeful God. He may have given us our daily bread, but the price he exacted in sacrifice even to the point of filiocide was disturbingly high.  All in […]

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My Godfather: Alfredo Ramos Martinez

Alfredo Ramos Martinez (November 12, 1871 – November 8, 1946) was a painter, muralist, and educator, who lived and worked in Mexico, Paris, and Los Angeles. Considered by many to be the ‘Father of Mexican Modernism‘, Ramos Martínez is best known for his serene and empathetic paintings of traditional Mexican people and scenes. As the renowned Nicaraguanpoet Rubén Daríowrote, “Ramos Martínez is […]

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How Jews Appear to Antisemites

The Jews are a scapegoat of great  antiquity and only  by taking a long historical view, aided by psychological insights, can we hope to understand the nature and causes  of the perennial phenomenon of antisemitism. Who/What is a Jew? Originally the term “Jew” was applied only to a decedent from Judah. Later in Bible history […]

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Understanding Antisemitism

Summary of Jean–Paul Sartre‘s Anti-Semite and Jew Anti-Semite and Jew (French: Réflexions sur la question juive, “Reflections on the Jewish Question“) is an essay about antisemitism in France during World War Two, written by Jean-Paul Sartre shortly after the liberation of Paris from German occupation in 1944. The first part of the essay, “The Portrait of the Antisemite”, was published […]

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