Thanks For Dropping By!
Welcome to my blog. I’m a US Army Veteran. I served for 8 years and spent some time in the Middle East. I studied (mostly Middle Eastern) History and Jewish Studies at the City College of New York – CUNY, and I’m working on a Master’s Degree in History. I also work full-time.
Life is complicated, but that’s okay. I post when I can about all sorts of stuff. Research, history, traveling, and random thoughts and ideas. This blog is a mish-mash and a constant work in progress, like myself, I guess.
The photo over on the right is of Zabar’s on Broadway in Manhattan. Along with Fairways, it’s one of my favorite grocery stores. If you ever come to New York City, go to the little cafe there and try the cheese blintzes.
Research & Essays
Serious Stuff: Proceed with Caffeine
“For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.”Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Becoming Ottomans: Sephardi Jews and Imperial Citizenship in the Modern Era, by Julia Phillips Cohen – Reaction EssayMay 5, 2016
Kenya and the Mau Mau – Article Reaction EssayApril 21, 2016
The Wretched of the Earth and Journal 1955~1962: Reflections on the French-Algerian War – Comparative Reaction EssayApril 14, 2016
Stuff I Liked on YouTube