Category Archives: history

THE RISING COST OF GREETINGS


I am amazed by the constant volume of greeting cards on display at those retailers that sell them.  I seriously doubt as many people send greeting cards as, say, 50 years ago.  Christmas cards are a great example. When I … Continue reading

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DARE I GET POLITICAL?


My entire career was spent working in, or very close to, the news media. As such, lies the motivation for this rare, politically oriented comment I am sharing here. I’ve sat in a local radio station’s marked news car on … Continue reading

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THERE’S NO “HAPPY” IN MEMORIAL DAY


Many Americans routinely spend their three-day holiday weekends with family, sometimes traveling or just gathering for a special meal or picnic. Many others go shopping because retailers looovvvvveee  to run sales during a holiday weekend.  Such are the activities of … Continue reading

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FEARING THE BOMB….AGAIN!


It’s been some time since I last settled my butt into my thinking chair on the back patio and actually did some thinking.  I’m not sure it was as much thinking as it was worrying that I wound up doing.  … Continue reading

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MEDIA OVERLOAD


I am in media overload. This is the result of two things: first, I just had knee surgery so my ability to get up and move about the galaxy is limited to short distances and brief tasks. This is so … Continue reading

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INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW…then again, maybe not.


I am not sure how many of you check this blog frequently but I suspect there must be some of you who do. That being the case, I thought I would update you on several items I’ve posted the past … Continue reading

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Reality America


In the privacy of my home, or within the circle of close friends, my politics will surface.  There isn’t much to them to surface, but I do have opinions at times and I will express them.  I do not offer … Continue reading

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MY POEM…IT’S A TURKEY!


Happy Thanksgiving everyone.  I know  you cannot wait to sample my latest poem dedicated to this turkey of a holiday, but first we have some housekeeping to take care of—the Great Book Giveaway!  All those who left a “like” on … Continue reading

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HAVE I GOT A DEAL FOR YOU!


Okay, I fully admit that this posting is totally flat-out, self-serving, ego-centric, crass promotion. But, hey, there’s something in it for you too.  It’s Thanksgiving and I have a lot to be thankful for, including the fact that I’ve been … Continue reading

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IT’S ALL IN THE GENES


A few months back I spit into a small tube and mailed it off to Ancestry.com which promised to trace my genetic history back to oblivion and beyond…or somewhere around that time.  As  a result, my eastern European Jewish background … Continue reading

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