Call Me Pisher

“Call me pisher” is a Yiddish phrase from my youth, and it was used to instruct me in a very important lesson. (Though I hardly realized it at the time.) And since Yiddish speakers were often not particularly delicate persons, I’ll have to be a bit less than delicate today. In Yiddish, pisher properly means pisser, and by implication a pisher is someone who is still pissing their pants as …

The 18-Year-Olds’ League

My dream of what could be. In 2016, after realizing that humanity had been at war for some 6,000 years with seldom a break of even a single year – and very often in a dozen places at once – a simple thought appeared in at least a hundred young minds scattered across our planet: It’s not the evil old men who keep all the wars going; it’s us, the …