Category Archives: People

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 Top 25 War Movies of All Time

I grew up in the 1940s and 1950s.  My Father fought WWII in Europe and missed a couple of my birthdays.  Like all my playmates, I watched every episode of “Victory at Sea” on a new thing called television.  It … Continue reading

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Top Dogs

The New York Yankees, perhaps baseball’s most famous team, have won 27                                      championships.  But there is another group even more successful.  This year, the American Kennel Club chose Labrador Retrievers as the most popular breed for the 28thconsecutive year!  (We … Continue reading

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Open Your Wallets

Spring training is here again!!  GMs take out their REAL money  this time. Something expensive will be bought, eh, excuse me, someone will be hiredwho will make a  “difference.” With prices like this, no one’s blowing smoke now.  (Or they hope you don’t … Continue reading

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Ferlinghetti Turns 100!

“Freedom of speech is always under attack By Fascist mentality, which exists, In all parts of the world, Unfortunately.” –Lawrence Ferlinghetti Lawrence Ferlinghetti (See above) is a poet (think the 1950s Beat generation) and founder (in the 1950s) of San … Continue reading

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Some Films’ 25th Anniversary

The website http://www.IMDB.com recently posted a list of films that were celebrating their Silver anniversary this year (ie, 1994 – 2019).  Here are some comments regarding my favorite films on that list. Forrest Gump:Received 13 Oscar nominations and won 6, including … Continue reading

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