Monthly Archives: September 2018

Company!

So I went out and did  a bit of grocery shoping this morning; another hot, humd and generally uncomfortable day here on the Gulf.  I found I had company again as I drove into my driveway – the local big … Continue reading

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The Middletown Memorial – For 9/11

The town in New Jersey where I lived, where my girls went to high school and on to Rutgers and Monmouth University, where I buried a son in 1973, lost 37 people in the   9/11 attack.  Just folks going … Continue reading

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In Memoriam – September 11, 2001

“You didn’t know of our appointment? Death is sorry but these things happen. Did you kiss her on the cheek? Say goodbye to your two kids? Have your coffee lite no sugar on this beautiful September morn? Then fly with … Continue reading

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My September Birthday – A Re-Post

I wrote this piece a number of years ago, probably on my 70th birthday.  I re-post it here. September 10, 1942 Last week I had a bad cold and sat in front of my t.v. watching whatever was on; watching, … Continue reading

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On Originalism

f This week our live streaming news has covered little else but the Senate confirmation hearings on the Emperor’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement. Of course the hearings are … Continue reading

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The 400

Grand Duchess Olga and her husband, Prince Peter – 1901 Well Forbes magazine published it’s 2017 list of the 400 richest Americans earlier this year and yes, as you suspect, they had another good year. And yes, you and I … Continue reading

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Guess Who’s 72 Today?

My Brother Alfred! Christmas circa 1952 – Mom, Toritto, Al with his tongue sticking out and Nicholas, gone at 56. . . . Alfred became the consummate “Wall Streeter,” still working, though he doesn’t have to, making the short commute … Continue reading

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Got Shade?

It was a blazing hot, humid day here on the Florida gulf coast – so the wily cranes took shade under trees in front of my house. I aught to charge them rent! Our local gator took the sun! This … Continue reading

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“Freedom” and Regressive Taxation

Sources of Florida state tax revenue “Why should I have to pay to educate other people’s children?  I’m single and don’t have any of my own!  People should educate their own children!” This was an argument made in the name … Continue reading

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