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Linden Residents Can Celebrate Pride Month with Union County

June 19, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ - In recognition of June as LGBTQ Pride month, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents to participate in the next two Pride events organized by the Union County Office of LGBTQ Affairs as Union County joins communities across the county to honor and recognize the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.

One highlight of the month is the Union ...

Cari Mora by Thomas Harris

Cari Mora by Thomas Harris (Grand Central, 2019)

 

Hannibal Lecter . . . Just the name sends chills down one’s spine. Lecter, who had a penchant for dining on human brains and “fava beans with a nice Chianti,” was first mentioned briefly in the 1981 novel The Red Dragon. However, Lecter takes center stage in the masterpiece of horror fiction, Silence of the Lambs, ...

Farewell, Herman Wouk

Farewell, Herman Wouk

 

The author of my favorite novels, The Winds of War and War and Remembrance, Herman Wouk died at the age of 103 on May 17, 2019 at his home in Palm Springs, California.

As one of the warriors of the “greatest generation,”  Wouk enlisted in the Navy following the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and was assigned to the U.S.S. Zane, which ...

Our Potential to Support People Who Have Mental Illness

June 16, 2019

Dear Editor:

According to news articles by outlets such as the Washington Post, Huffington Post, and Fox News, on Friday, June 14, 2019, President Trump was speaking on Fox News about House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Trump said, “I call her Nervous Nancy. She’s a nervous wreck.”

This struck me, because people who are nervous should never be made fun of. No ...