All posts by Howard Gerald Comen

Howard Gerald Comen is named after an uncle and cousin killed fighting for freedom in World War II. He has dedicated his life to bringing about interfaith, racial, tribal, ethnic and gender equity. While acquiring a Political Science degree from the U. of South Carolina, Comen developed a Student Marshall Program to serve as a buffer between students, administrators, and law enforcement during riots. After three women were raped on campus, Comen developed a Student Night Patrol and received a Carnegie Institute grant to publish his ideas on the Student’s Role in Handling Campus Affairs. He holds South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Private Detective License #30 and conducts investigations worldwide: South Africa, Nigeria, England, France, Canada, Mexico. Comen has investigated officials from small-town mayors to the President of the U.S. His investigations were featured by: Geraldo Rivera, Bill O'Reilly, The New York Times, London Sunday Mail, Toronto Globe and Mail, Washington Post, Newsday, Pittsburgh Tribune, Miami Herald, Buffalo News, CNN, and MSNBC.

DO NOT RESUSCITATE – by Howard Gerald Comen

The Hippocratic Oath
Has an expiration date
My Mom and John both
Suffered the same fate

Do Not Resuscitate
They will just let you die
At 95 she’s expendable
They won’t even try

She birthed two kids
She broke two ribs
Had a cancer scare
But Nobody Cares

My friend’s brother died
He was only 59
The hospital refused to operate
Saying he didn’t cooperate

They accused him of stopping chemo
In reality he just ran out of dough
Another hospital agreed
To take him after 3 weeks
But he died on the two-hour ride

Image credit: The Scientific Student

 A New Beginning Begins in 2020 – by Howard Gerald Comen 

War, killing, and hatred permeate every level of society. This uncivil war is growing like a cancerous growth.  It is time we developed a New Beginning as the United States approaches the 400th Anniversary of the landing at Plymouth Rock.

In 2020, all segments of society must come to an understanding of each other and begin, together,  to recognize that we are one humanity, merely many different shades. All the various perspectives of faith, race, gender, and culture must see ourselves as parts of the engine of humanity, parts of a sports team each with a different perspective that, when working in unison, wins championships.