Schumer

One Interesting Species, We Humans…

12/18/2009
Special to the Jewish Week

I had to laugh yesterday when I heard on the news that Senator Schumer had issued a public (and private) apology for an insult to a flight attendant that he had muttered under his breath.  Evidently she had asked him to turn his cell phone off as the flight was about to take off, and he called her a word that I’d rather not repeat here.  Welcome to the human race, I thought to myself.  We all have our less than wonderful moments.  The measure of who we are is how and whether we own up to them, not whether or not we have them.

‘Agonizing Choice’

09/18/1998
Staff Writer
Suppose you’re on a lifeboat with your two best friends and must toss one overboard. How do you make that agonizing decision? How to look one in the eye and say “Sorry, buddy, but you’re shark food’’?
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