Tag Archives: New Jersey

anybody else feel this way?

First the political, then the personal.  Anybody else feel this way lately– like your brain is being eaten? That it ain’t the heat, it’s the stupidity?  That there are too many dumb and-or crazy things going on to address? The inspiration for this essay came to me a few weeks ago, when it was announced that […]

Newark’s $100 M School Debacle

  A long-form report just published in the New Yorker caught my attention. Five years ago, then- Newark Mayor Cory Booker persuaded Mark Zuckerberg (mister FaceBook) to donate $100 M to improving the schools of the city of Newark NJ. There were a number of conditions put on the money, but the upshot was that […]