Quote of The Week

“Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one..”

Charles Mackay



At a time when nobody seems able to think about anything but the new virus, we owe it to ourselves to think about something different.

So the Featured Essays in the coming weeks will all be about travel, holidays, outdoor pleasures. and escape. Enjoy the trip!


Topics of the Week

The Featured Essay: Othello’s Cyprus recalls a visit to that beautiful but politically divided island.

Writing Life: Read it Out Loud indulges the author’s nostalgia for an old but valuable way of enjoying literature.

Rediscoveries has three recent entries – Robert H. Thouless, a voice of sanity from half a century ago, Neil Postman – a highly original American social critic, and Eric Hoffer a critic of an earlier age who helps to explain the political catastrophe we are facing in 2020.

Weekly Radio Essays can be heard every Monday, usually shortly after 7:40 a.m. on 91.1 WSHU and 89.9 WSUF as well as other stations in the region.


All my broadcasts are now available as podcasts on iTunes and Google. Just enter my name in the Search box.