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THE UNSPENT DOLLAR

Another dusted off essay that relates to the notion that money does a person no good unless you spend it.  I note for the benefit of those who would politicize my effort, that my reference is to a person and…

FAMILY

It always amazes me, that something always happens to place things in perspective. I, like many other people can get bogged down by “ things.”. Work that has to get done, software that is not working right, overseas tech help…

Mo’s Magic

Those of you familiar with the movie called “The Prestige” will be familiar with the notion that every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called “The Pledge.” The magician shows you something ordinary:…

THE NANNY WARS REVISITED

So the Nanny Mayor is still at it in the war against sugar, aided now by a collection of health officials who wish to expand the proposed ban on super-sized Slurpees to include milk based drinks and movie theater popcorn…

ATOM AND EVE

So, one day, while puttering about my back yard, I inhale this oxygen atom, which, I come to learn, years ago, was part of a steak eaten by Albert Einstein, then metabolized into a part of his brain, and remained…

ADOPT THIS!

I begin my posting by noting Mo’s physical shudder at the very notion that I post on this topic at all; followed by an earnest request that if I must, that I do so in the full blown Socratic method,…

FEAR OF FRYING

Today, my widower father came down with his new girlfriend to visit il Padrone and I. We decided to take them to Coney Island, because his new inamorata has never had the pleasure of a Nathan’s hot dog from Coney…

Can il Padrone Cook? You Betcha!

In case you were wondering, there is a Padrona of casa Bonfiglio, Mo, but unlike il Padrone, she doesn’t put on any Sicilian airs. After a week of subtle hints, gentle prods, overt suggestions, and, finally, a smack upside my…

7000 Doppelgängers

David McCullough Jr., an English teacher at Wellesley High School in Massachusetts, braving persecution by the “politically correct” and the “everybody is a winner” factions of contemporary society, told the 2012 graduating Class, “You are not special. You are not…