Monthly Archives: December 2015

2016 – The Year of Having More

“Money’s a bitch that never sleeps” Remember Michael Douglas’ famous line in the movie “Wall Street?” His character Gordon Gekko speaks – “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.  Greed is right.  Greed works.  Greed clarifies, cuts through and … Continue reading

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2015 And The March Towards the Right

Well 2015 is marching to a close and  soon election season will be fully upon us.  And lucky us!  What choices we will have! This past year saw America’s continued march to the right which began under Reagan and has … Continue reading

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Billy and Me – New Year’s Eve – 1959

New Year’s Eve, 1959. It was a mild winter evening in Brooklyn that year. A good night to be in Times Square…not that we were there. We locals always thought Times Square was for tourists. Billy and me were walking the Coney Island boardwalk. Next year – 1960 … Continue reading

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It Might Have Been Our 52nd Anniversary

JoAnn Marie Louise Romanelli-Scarangello at 17 in 1963 We married six months later -12/28/63 . She never took it out on someone else if she was having a bad day; that’s character Her humor was dry always forgiving with a wry smile … Continue reading

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A Christmas Greeting

by toritto Toritto at 40 in 1982  I’d forgotten my hair was so BROWN! . There is nothing I can give you which you have not but there is much I cannot give which you can take. Take Joy Take … Continue reading

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Free College Education! Just Not Here!!

Originally published on Deutsche Einheit  – Oct 3, 2014. “Tuition fees are unjust,” “They discourage young people who do not have a traditional academic family background from taking up study. It is a core task of politics to ensure that … Continue reading

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Wage Slavery and the Student Loan Mafia

“Student debt collectors have powers that would make a mobster envious”. Thus spake Elizabeth Warren and, if anything, she is understating the student loan crisis. We used to jail loan sharks. Now they run the likes of Wells Fargo. Student … Continue reading

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Best Days

It’s seventy degrees outside while at Walmart the Christmas music plays for those standing in line at the lay away counter looking in their checkbook mentally figuring out if they have enough to pay for the children’s gifts and next … Continue reading

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Christmas at Kagnew Station

A re-post from last Christmas  I spent the Christmas of 1964 and ‘65 at Kagnew Station. Where you ask is Kagnew Station? Kagnew was the 4th U.S. Army Security Agency Field Station in Asmara, Eritrea. Yes. We had and still … Continue reading

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Adeste Fidelis – 1751

Adeste fideles, laeti triumphantes: Venite, venite in Bethlehem: Natum videte Regem angelorum. Venite adoremus, venite adoremus, venite adoremus Dominum. Cantet nunc io, Chorus angelorum Cantet nunc aula caelestium Gloria, gloria, in excelsis Deo Venite adoremus , venite adoremus Venite adoremus … Continue reading

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