Just a Thought

I wake up in the morning looking at a few pieces of the artwork that I did, mostly junk-metal sculptures. 

They are amazing.

I am not an artist, I have never had any training in art …

Only once were they put on public display, at the Red Pipe Gallery, for one day where they received overwhelming praise.

I had a N.F.S. tag on them (Not For Sale).

In no way could I make sculptures like that today. 

I do not have the talent nor the inspiration.

It just happened.


(March 31, 2022)


I saw on TV that Spielberg is going to make “West Side Story.”

It’s the story of my pre-Bar Mitzvah days in East Harlem.

It brought back many memories.

My gang, too, had a “rumble.”

I almost killed a guy I didn’t know.

I was in many a gang fight.

Came home with many a sore nose.

Many times it was punched but never broken.

I was just a lucky guy. I used up many of my “nine lives.”

Lucky Me

(March 23, 2022)

Armageddon all over again.

Armageddon all over again.

At this moment missiles are flying, shells and rockets are exploding with deadly effects.

Innocent men, women and children are being slaughtered.

How did it happen?

Safeguards to prevent such a catastrophe (the United Nations) did not work, are not working.

The guy responsible for the horrors, Vladimir Putin, dictator or Russia, sits safely behind a desk planning an empire he will control.

What he didn’t expect was the resistance to his plans. He got himself entangled in a war I believe he knows he cannot win.

U.S. President Biden warned him prior to his unprovoked attack on Ukraine, which he disregarded.

Biden is not a “paper tiger.” He immediately acted by halting all trade with Russia, and with the help of the United Nations placed an embargo on all trade with Russia to strangle Putin by cutting off all necessary supplies.

At this writing he is receiving support worldwide.

Putin bit off more than he can eat.

Unlike Hitler and Mussolini before him, he will survive this war.

It is my hope that this war will end soon, that it will not escalate, always a danger.

A full-scale war with the weapons both sides have (poison gas and deadly bacteria), our civilization may be destroyed.

Putin started this war.

He can stop it (before it feeds itself and is unstoppable).

He is a war criminal. He must be held accountable for his actions like pompous Mussolini and the heartless Hitler who did terrible harm to millions of innocent people.

If there is any justice in this world, it must happen.


(March 14, 2022)