Donald R Barbera's Blog – January 2014 Archive (4)

Dancing Pigs

 Now, for something different! I wrote this story four years ago for a Dallas magazine because for some reason stripping and strip clubs received a face-lift over the past decade. That was the reason for the following piece. I knew most of this information beforehand, but our readers had no idea of what a stripper does aside from…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on January 29, 2014 at 10:31am — No Comments

What Am I: An Apatheist!

"It is very important not to mistake hemlock for parsley; but not at all so to believe or not in God." Denis Diderot [i]

One of my sons asked me if I was a nonbeliever and of course I asked, "a nonbeliever in what?" I was not trying to be flippant, but there are so many things not to believe in that it is difficult to pick…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on January 28, 2014 at 8:26am — 20 Comments

Life and Death: Unreal Expectations

It is with some trepidation that I write this article because the death of a child is probably the worst thing that can ever happen to a parent. The case of Jahi McMath who was declared brain dead after a "routine" tonsillectomy" made headlines after her parents refused to allow doctors to shut down the ventilator keep her body alive.

Although, such catastrophe has not hit my…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on January 23, 2014 at 8:49am — 5 Comments

The Negro Motorist Green Book

Today, most folks wouldn't believe unless they saw it, but “The Negro Motorist Green Book” was a necessity for African Americans traveling around the United States during the Jim Crow era when discrimination against “people of color,” e specially blacks, ran rampant in the United…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on January 12, 2014 at 9:20pm — 8 Comments

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