I use my blog for “keyboard therapy” as I like to call it. Started out mostly airing my pet peeves of life on planet earth but have written on some serious topics as well, mostly in defense of Mother Nature who I believe is on the verge of revolting against the human inhabitants of her planet.

The Question I’d Ask The Candidates

The Question I’d Ask The Candidates

55 years ago this month, in the final days of his time in office, President Eisenhower warned our country and our citizens about the increasing power of the military-industrial complex:

Boston Herald Dazed and Confused

Posted by: on Feb 1, 2016 | No Comments

Boston Herald Dazed and Confused

Take a look at that headline. Just look at it. Earlier this week, the editorial staff of the Boston Herald endorsed Chris Christie, the Governor of New Jersey, for President. Here’s my question for those folks up there: What the f’ are you thinking?

The Question I’d Ask The Candidates

Posted by: on Jan 27, 2016 | No Comments

The Question I’d Ask The Candidates

55 years ago this month, in the final days of his time in office, President Eisenhower warned our country and our citizens about the increasing power of the military-industrial complex:

Sarah Palin Off The Deep End

Posted by: on Jan 21, 2016 | No Comments

Sarah Palin Off The Deep End

Today’s disclaimer: I’m not a big fan of Sarah Palin. Glad I got that off my chest. I feel so much better now.

The Water Issue

Posted by: on Jan 20, 2016 | No Comments

The Water Issue

So I think I have finally figured out what the major political issue of our time is that no one is talking about. It’s water. Now I know you are thinking “Ira has gone off the deep end (pun intended) on this one” but hear me out.

The Revenant Movie Review

The Revenant Movie Review

Posted by: on Jan 15, 2016 | No Comments

My movie critic hat

The Revenant Movie Review

Today I’m putting on my movie critic hat, just like the caption sez. Last night I saw the new Leonardo DiCaprio epic The Revenant. Have to admit, I didn’t even know what “revenant” meant, so I looked it up: “A person who returns as a spirit after death; ghost.” So now I know and if didn’t know, now you know…y’know?

The War On Christmas

Posted by: on Dec 28, 2015 | No Comments

The War On Christmas

Now that Christmas 2015 is over, I went to talk about the “War On Christmas.” Before we begin, let’s get over the irony of Ira Berkowitz, a (supposedly) nice Jewish boy from longisland, writing about the “war on Christmas.” Had your little chuckle? Good…let’s move on.

The Baby Whisperer

Posted by: on Dec 22, 2015 | No Comments

THE BABY WHISPERER

As many of my facebook friends saw and commented on, this past Saturday night I spent a couple of hours holding a little baby in my arms. Little Mia Rost, daughter of my wife’s business partner and her hubby. To put a couple of questions to rest:

Manboobs Daze

Posted by: on Dec 15, 2015 | No Comments

Manboobs Daze

Last week I was taking a walk around the reservoir in South Mountain Reservation. As winter has yet to arrive in the northeast, there were folks out dressed for a loverly spring day, which is exactly what it felt like.

The Cellenial Generation

The Cellenial Generation

Posted by: on Dec 11, 2015 | No Comments

The Cellenial Generation

I like to walk around the Orange Reservoir in South Mountain Reservation. They have done a really nice job of fixing the place up, which includes a great playground. There is often a good sized crowd of young parents with little kids.

Get My Name Right!

Get My Name Right!

Posted by: on Nov 6, 2015 | No Comments

Get My Name Right!

My name is Ira…I…r…a.  Not Era or Eara or whatever. My last name is Berkowitz….B…e…r…k…o you get the picture. It’s not Ber-cow-itz like the animal. It’s not Berko-vitz, even though Siri thinks it is.  Oh, and it’s Mr. not Miss or Mrs. or Ms, although I am fond of saying Mr. Berkowitz leaves in Florida.