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Musings from the Bunker 3/9/21

Good morning, GOD SAVE THE QUEEN From all the unwanted publicity… I woke up yesterday morning to check the usual on-line news sources...

Musings from the Bunker 3/8/21

Good morning! This Saturday marks the 365th day mark for the Musings. More about the passage of this year later this week. Several...

Musings from the Bunker 3/7/21

Good morning, REST IN PEACE, MR. AND MRS. POTATO HEAD Welcome, “Potato Head” (not Mr. or Mrs.). The makers of the iconic Mr. Potato Head...

Musings from the Bunker 3/6/21

Good morning and happy weekend! MUSIC 70 London West End performers singing “When Tomorrow Comes” from Les Miz:...

Musings from the Bunker 3/4/21

Good morning! HISTORY BOOKS WORTH A LOOK Les Bider suggests two books, but I have a few others…: The Zealot and the Emancipator and the...

Musings from the Bunker 3/3/21

Good morning, CALIFORNIA IS BOTH AN AGRICULTURAL POWERHOUSE AND A WONDER OF THE WORLD Last month we took a drive up to the Bay area via...

Musings from the Bunker 3/2/21

Good morning! Let’s start today with a quote: “Mass movements can rise and spread without belief in a God, but never without belief in...

Musings from the Bunker 3/1/21

Good morning, THE ELEVENTH HOUR OF THE ELEVENTH DAY OF THE ELEVENTH MONTH In the file of “things we were taught but the next...

Musings from the Bunker 2/28/21

Happy weekend! HONORING THOSE WHO DESERVE HONOR With all the talk of those whose image or name is given prominence and who don’t...

Musings from the Bunker 2/27/21

Good morning! It’s Saturday and time for some music and poetry. MUSIC IN ISOLATION “The Room Where It Happened,” from Hamilton, starring...

Musings from the Bunker 2/26/21

Good Morning and Happy Almost-Weekend (and 350th Musing)! GREAT CRITICAL ANALYSIS In this last weekend’s New York Times Book Review,...

Musings from the Bunker 2/25/21

Happy Thursday! TOO MANY DEAD Earlier this week, we passed 500,000 American deaths from COVID. This is the fourth greatest number of...

Musings from the Bunker 2/24/21

Good morning! There is much talk these days of the need for our country to “unify” and attempts to bring people together in...

Musings from the Bunker 2/23/21

Greetings, Last week I received a call from my friend Rabbi Ron Stern regarding the Shabbat service preceding Presidents Day weekend. He...

Musings from the Bunker 2/22/21

Good morning! The favorite thing I read this week has to be the following: “For Lent this year, I plan to give up seeing my friends in...

Musings from the Bunker 2/20/21

MUSIC Some great music, one a stripped-down duo and two sung from multiple places in isolation: “Mad World,” by Curt Smith and Gary Jules...

Musings from the Bunker 2/19/21

SHORT TERM THINKING IS THE OTHER PANDEMIC Glenn Sonnenberg Jewish Journal July 2020 Enshrined in our Constitution are words worthy of...

Musings from the Bunker 2/18/21

Good morning! NATIONAL HOLIDAYS There has been a good deal of talk about making voting in elections more accessible. One of the common...