Reprinted from The Delaware County Daily Times January 23, 2020 I have been a member of Rotary for more than 30 years, initially in the Upper Darby Club and more recently in the Rotary Club of Philadelphia. And after all these years, far too many people, including some of my friends, still cannot understand why […]Read more "Rotary: It’s All About The Heart!"
Published in the Delaware County Daily Times Sunday, July 19, 2020 By Joseph Batory, Times Columnist “I often wonder why the whole world is so prone to generalize…..so seldom if ever true, and usually utterly inaccurate.” — Agatha Christie I first met a Ukrainian heritage neighbor who lived near me in Philadelphia about a decade ago. […]Read more "Overgeneralized Judgments Lead Nowhere!!!!!!"
I was very honored on May 28, 2020 to present my personally funded scholarship at Upper Darby High School’s Senior Awards Night. The UDHS Class of 2020 recipient of the Joseph P. Batory scholarship is Aisha Omer, an academic achiever and outstanding member of Upper Darby High’s Class of 2020. Aisha is the 38th Upper […]Read more "Joseph P. Batory Scholarship Awarded for the 32nd Consecutive Year"
The Joseph P. Batory Scholarship has been awarded to Upper Darby High School graduates each year since 1988 1988: Autumn Carroll 1989: Phan Ong 1990: N.A. 1991: Dan Cherry, Joanne Begley (Tech) 1992: Jerome Cartmell, Kimberly Kehoe (Tech) 1993: Anthanasios Arsenlis 1994: Sophie Arsenlis 1995: William Ko, June Kalback (Tech) 1996: Rachel Shah 1997: Sandy […]Read more "Batory Scholarships"
Published in the Delaware County Daily Times May 6, 2020 By JOSEPH P. BATORY Too many Americans are relying for news these days on outrageous social media tweets and biased “television and radio talking heads” who repeatedly convey the messages of the politically powerful. And, much of this “planted information” is full of inaccuracies, fabrications […]Read more "The Republic in Trouble!!!!"
By Joseph Batory. Published in the Delaware County Daily Times, April 25, 2020 US News and World Report has just issued its annual list of the best high schools in the USA. Not surprisingly, high schools across America which either serve students from the upper classes and those which have academic entrance requirements filled out […]Read more "About Widgets and Judging Schools!"
A love story! Adapted from the 2nd book in Joseph Batory’s trilogy, Joey’s Story, 2002, Lanham, MD and London, UK. My wife Joan and I will celebrate our 53rd wedding anniversary in December of 2020. And so, people would probably be very surprised to know that we had an “arranged marriage.” Back in the 1960’s, […]Read more "The Arranged Marriage"
Adapted from the 2nd book in Joseph Batory’s trilogy, Joey’s Story, 2002, Rowman and Littlefield, Lanham, MD and London, UK. I have a dream, a fantasyTo help me through realityAnd my destination makes it worth the whilePushing through the darkness still another mile I believe in angelsSomething good in everything I seeI believe in angels […]Read more "Believing in Angels!"
Published in the Delaware County Daily Times Delaware County’s Daily Newspaper Friday, March 13, 2020 By Joseph Batory, Times Columnist The history of Russia has been dominated by totalitarian leaders who have created ongoing episodes of massive oppression of human rights. The Soviet era (1922-1991) was among the worst, with dictators Lenin and later Stalin […]Read more "The Ugly Reality of Russian Boss Putin"
Published in the Delaware County Daily Times Delaware County’s Daily Newspaper Thursday, March 5, 2020 By Joseph Batory, Times Columnist In the 1600’s in France, education was something for the rich alone. For those born into poverty or from working class backgrounds, it was a certainty that these children would never receive an education. But […]Read more "The Remarkable Legacy of Jean Baptiste de La salle"