Will We Survive?

What would you do if your life partner was suddenly blown out of a window—or a cave—by an unseasonal winter hurricane, and disappeared in the tempest? What would you do if there were no telephones, cellphones, internet, anything remotely electronic? What if most of the world’s population had died from the latest pandemic, or the Continue reading “Will We Survive?”

What Democrats Should Do Now ?

So, here is the disaster we’re embarking on now, with disaffected voters voting for insurrectionists and unknowns, because the Democrats don’t seem to know what to do, in order to appeal to the majority. One question is: Is there a majority? In other words, are Americans too confused, unsatisfied, angry, fearful, to even know whatContinue reading “What Democrats Should Do Now ?”

Give Don’t Worry About Why

There are so many emails asking for donations, so that the donor will help elect—progressives in my case—but the general election for Congressional and state seats is not until next November (not this November), and the donation is urgent, because of the Xth police killing, or the most recent outrage, or the Rep’s or Dem’sContinue reading “Give Don’t Worry About Why”

Act V as in Shakespeare

The real world of politics at the moment is being described as parallels to Shakespeare in Lear and Richard III, and that now we come to the crescendo of catastrophe that is Act V in so many of Shakespeare’s tragedies. They don’t end well, the ‘hero’ doesn’t, anyway. And the central character is Donald JContinue reading “Act V as in Shakespeare”

Another Conspiracy Theory?

The latest conspiracy theory has been put out by Dick Morris, “former Democratic strategist,” in the Clinton admin. He turned on Bill Clinton in 1999 and has been on the “other side” ever since. He now claims that the increase in votes in cities like Atlanta and Detroit are much larger than population increases, soContinue reading “Another Conspiracy Theory?”

How do Republicans “Think?”

I received, a letter in the mail, (not personal) from Kevin McCarthy, the Republican Minority leader in the US House. He prefaced the letter with this: “The Democrats are trying to use the Chinese coronavirus as a pathetic excuse to force their socialist agenda on the American people. Since seizing power (!) the Socialist DemocratsContinue reading “How do Republicans “Think?””


DOUGLASCSMYTH LEAVE A COMMENT I have seen the effects of almost unbridled growth. In India. It isn’t pretty and it isn’t good for people, either. With the exception of the British Empire’s cantonments, cities in India were never planned. They grew; they grow, like octopi. When I was interviewing people in Jabalpur back in 1970,Continue reading “WHAT UNCONTROLLED DEVELOPMENT LOOKS LIKE: INDIA”

LIFE AT 75 (1st Posted 2015)

“You’re old now,” my 28-year old daughter (my youngest) told me on my birthday. She’s into extreme sports. “You don’t look old; I took you for 55.” A sample comment from people who don’t know me. I am lucky to have relatively good health. I hike and garden in the summer, ski in the winter,Continue reading “LIFE AT 75 (1st Posted 2015)”


Princess Olga: Uncovering My Headstrong Mother’s Venezuelan Connection is available in hardback, paperback and as an e-book. Princess Olga may be ordered on B & N, Amazon and other retail outlets. Publisher: Imagination Fury Arts. Also available here: https://www.amazon.com/Princess-Olga-Uncovering-Headstrong-Venezuelan-ebook/dp/B071W7FP3H/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=Princess+Olga%3A+Uncovering+My+Headstrong+Mother’s+Venezuelan+Connection&qid=1593367871&s=digital-text&sr=1-2 I have published two books only on Amazon Kindle. They are Attila’s autobiography Attila as ToldContinue reading “MY BOOKS AVAILABLE HERE”