There are many, many embarrassing photos of me during my teen years, but one of the biggest was […]

Tropics of Meta has not and likely will not come out with an endorsement in the 2020 US presidential race. But the handsy guy… let’s go with a “no.”

The student: Since the beginning of time, man has reached for greater heights. The talking head: The situation […]

May 1945, just six months after my husband Hal was born, World War II in Europe ended. However, […]

We here at Tropics of Meta–and our sister podcast Doomed to Repeat–have been thinking about Russia for a […]

In 1991, plenty of Americans made the somewhat arrogant assumption that the United States had “won” the Cold […]

Years ago, I was in a stupid bar on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.  We used to […]

Some people will tell you to skip a book’s introduction so that you might form a first impression […]