April 8, 2016
Bernie Sanders

Professor Paul Krugman on Bernie Sanders

Here is a link to Paul Krugman’s excellent Opinion piece and my comment submitted to the NYT. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/08/opinion/sanders-over-the-edge.html?ribbon-ad-idx=3&rref=opinion Joel Levinson Philadelphia Pending Approval Applause for Krugman’s position […]
March 27, 2016

Why I Don’t Believe in God and Why I Do

WHY I DON’T BELIEVE IN GOD AND WHY I DO A guide for thoughtful people on the fence JOEL LEVINSON  3.27.16; revised 5.5.16 Some of my friends […]
March 12, 2016
SP - in Manyunk - Version 2

SEEING OURSELVES – A radical form of self-improvement

  Many people go to therapists or psychiatrists to deal with their life’s problems, some of which are often of their own making.  Professional treatment works for […]
January 16, 2016

Joys of Dancing

My novel, THE RELUCTANT HUNTER, is a love story based on fictional and actual events that occurred during the Bosnian war of 1992-1996.  One scene deals with […]
January 11, 2016

The First Atheist President

Lucius Annaeus Seneca (c. 4 BC – A.D. 65) An interesting plot line for a movie would be the events leading up to the inauguration of […]
December 18, 2015
TOWER & AAH Proposal For 30th St Station Air Rights

Benjamin Franklin Tower and AAH Museum Proposal

The attached plan illustrates the suggested location of the Benjamin Franklin Tower, the Avenue of American History, and a hotel/conference center to support what could be […]
December 13, 2015

Dump Trump

I want to add my voice to the countless millions in this country and worldwide who see United States billionaire Donald Trump as a vile phenomenon in […]
December 12, 2015
At The Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

Jefferson on Religion and Muslims

Thomas Jefferson wrote, “But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket […]
December 9, 2015
benajmin franklin tower

Benjamin Franklin Tower Competition

In this week’s Chestnut Hill Local, I proposed a Philadelphia-sponsored international architectural competition to design a tower commemorating the achievements and contributions of Philadelphia’s greatest genius, Benjamin Franklin. […]
December 1, 2015
Cloud Chamber

‘Straight’ Lines ~ Real and Imagined ~ and Scribbles

Cloud Chamber The only lines connecting two points that are truly straight are those that are (1) imagined, that is to say, non-material (Euclidian lines) that […]