View from Munich

Constance McCutcheon

Like hey, we don’t want to offend the National Rifle Association and other pro-gun organizations, do we? Hey Joe, who’s running the show? #GunControl #POTUS The White House plans to withdraw David Chipman’s nomination to head the A.T.F. nytimes.com/2021/09/09/us/…

Have fun browsing my Web essays, novels, short stories, and plays. And feel free to use the Contact form below to send me your comments and suggestions for worthy subjects and new projects. I would be glad to hear from you. To start, may I suggest my latest . . .

A Young Man and the Subway, a short novel

When 12-year-old Hisato loses his mother on the subway, he sets out on a frenzied journey to find her that he – and his mother – will never forget.

Debunking Deities, a web essay

The debate about the existence of God rages on because it has never been anything but inconclusive. And so it is doomed to remain. Contemplating the existence of God requires us to use cognitive equipment we simply do not have.

Passage, a memorial

Robert Reed McCutcheon, June 4, 1921–August 2, 2021.

Homeless, a web essay

A neighborhood stroll turns into a laborious attempt to help a homeless woman find shelter. And my efforts yielded real knowledge: She wasn’t homeless, and I wasn’t really helping.

Buberian Obesity, a web essay

On a chance afternoon walk in late May, I had occasion to witness an incident that instantly established in my mind the connection between Martin Buber’s world view and the cause of morbid obesity. Let me give a little background…

Get in the Car, a web essay

The murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, occasioned U.S. leaders to follow the groundswell of outrage and finally embrace the daring resolution required to drive the nation’s white-hot demand for change into legislative chambers. No wonder. Never has the plight of the oppressed been depicted so succinctly.

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