Benjamin Mark

As previously mentioned, I publish two e-zines. I have decided to, every once in a while, share one of my diatribes. That said, here goes.

As regards the title of this piece, I bought one the other day because I was unable to find — at the moment that I needed it — a different publisher on the topic I wanted. I did find one later. There’s much to be said about the
perils of impatience. That aside, perhaps it would have been better
if they called it Books For First Class Schmucks. I have trouble
imagining a world that identifies itself with those titles. Yeah
yeah. Gimme one. I’m an idiot. Here. Certification from the state
avowing to my stupidity. Ta rah rah boom dee yay, I’m just a putz
today . . .

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9/18/2020.

The Ballad of East and West

I publish a weekly e-zine entitled Tidbits. This coming week’s issue contains one stanza of a poem by Rudyard which strikes home for me when I consider our political climate. Here is the first stanza. Consider the date in which it was written. And consider today’s times. Hope you enjoy.

Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936)


OH, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,
Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat;
But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth,
When two strong men stand face to face, tho’ they come from the ends of the earth!

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Benjamin Mark

Benjamin Mark

I write two weekly e-zines combined entitled Tidbits and Pet Peeves. Educated in Europe and U.S. Escaped WWII in 1942. Multilingual. Member Mensa, Intertel.