December 4, 2020

Tragedy and Comedy at the SOTU

I couldn’t help but think of the “tragedy and comedy” Janus masks as I watched Joe Biden and John Boehner dutifully sit behind President Obama as he delivered his painfully long State of the Union speech.    Biden’s comedic goofy grins were a knee jerk response to Obama’s overtures to help the little guy, whereas […]

Friends in Gulf fishing tragedy; only 1 survives

This undated photo provided by Ashley Coen shows Ken Henderson during a fishing trip. Henderson’s longtime friend Ed Coen died after their fishing boat sank in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday. The men treaded water for over 30 hours before Henderson decided to swim to a natural gas rig for help. Coen’s body was […]

‘The Blacks: A Clown Show’ (Revisited as an American Tragedy)

In 1961 a play  titled “The Blacks : A Clown Show” by the  French petty criminal and homosexual  prostitute  Jean Genet, was the avant garde sensation of New York.  At the St. Marks Playhouse it starred a cast of Black actors, then young  but now well-known to us all — people like James Earl Jones, […]