Category Archives: New York Times

NYTimes’ Poet-in-Residence

Beginning in 2008, Dr. Larry Eisenberg  (see below)  contributed more than 13,000 letters to the Editor of the New York Times.  His huge output most often took the form of limericks regardless of the topic upon which he commented.  He … Continue reading

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Just Another Day

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 was just another day.  I read a newspaper.  (Remember when we all did that?)  And the top stories included these items.  An essay by Thomas L. Friedman (New York Times Opinion Columnist) (see photo below)  with … Continue reading

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The 50th Anniversary of…

1969 …and events/films occurring in that year.  How many do you remember? Average income: $8,550 Average cost of new home: $15,550      Film: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (see below) Cost of a new car: $3,270 Cost of gallon … Continue reading

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A Final Thank You, 2018 (Part 2)

  This introduction is a repeat of Part 1’s introduction. However, the people  described below are, obviously, different.  Many famous people died in 2018.  Among them were: Roger Bannister, Anthony Bourdain, Barbara Bush, George H. W. Bush, Roy Clark, Vic Damone, … Continue reading

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A Final Thank You, 2018

Many famous people died in 2018.  Among them were: Roger Bannister, Anthony Bourdain, Barbara Bush, George H. W. Bush, Roy Clark, Vic Damone, Aretha Franklin, Billy Graham, Stephen Hawking, Stan Lee, John McCain, Burt Reynolds, Philip Roth, Neil Simon, Tom … Continue reading

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Good Deeds #4

  (The first 2 paragraphs of this article are the same as the first two paragraphs of Good Deeds #3) New Yorkers live in a unique environment.  It is a sports capital, a cultural  hub, and a media center.  It has … Continue reading

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Need Some “Good News?”

I live in a suburb of Philadelphia and get my daily news on television.  A typical day can include stories about fires, guns, robbery, murder, information on Bill Cosby’s trial, the latest scam affecting older citizens, a politician accused of inappropriate … Continue reading

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