Monthly Archives: January 2019

Super Bowls, David Bowie and the Passage of Time

Super Bowl Fifty Three will be played in several weeks.  The National Football League has always used Roman numerals to designate the game.  Super Bowl LIII.  Super Bowl 50 however was designated with the familiar Arabic number.  Perhaps they figured … Continue reading

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How The Poles Saved Christian Europe

It is September 10, 1683.; perhaps the pinnacle day of Ottoman power. The armies of Mehmet IV, which had been camped outside of the walls of Vienna for two months were preparing to storm and take the city.  The Habsburg … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday To My Big Girl!!

. . . . . At “Hamilton” last Saturday night . Wishing a very Happy Birthday to my eldest daughter.   You will never know how proud you make your old dad. Seems like yesterday I danced in the living … Continue reading

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Our Place in the Scheme of Things

A photo of our Earth taken by NASA on December 17 from the asteroid Bennu. It is not often that we see a photo of our world from so far away. No, it is not the bright image in the … Continue reading

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No Pay! No Work!

So which side of the “Wall of Decency” are you on? “What this country needs is not a border wall, but about 1 million yellow vests. It needs federal workers who will not work without pay. What this country needs, … Continue reading

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The Parachute Jump – A Re-Post from 2015

Most of you who waste your precious time reading me know I grew up in Brooklyn and, from the time I was 14, lived in a tiny “bungalow” on a dirt street on the outskirts of Coney Island. Yes.  We … Continue reading

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Addio Vittorio

Vic and Terry – God Parents to my youngest daughter My brother-in-law Vic passed away last week, suddenly struck down several days before Christmas. He was 88 years old and I have known him for more than 55 of those … Continue reading

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