Category Archives: war

A New Year’s Promise

I find when I call changes I’d like to make in the coming year, resolutions, they never pan out. But a promise, after all, is a promise, even if it’s only to yourself. I’ve decided, I’m going to be happier. … Continue reading

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Impeaches and Cream

The only thing President Donald J. Trump’s impeachment did for me, was ignite my history, since he now shares the Big Kahuna of congressional admonishments with two other men: Andrew Johnson, our 17th President by default, and William Jefferson Clinton, … Continue reading

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Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, and Ike.

It’s still dark entering the Park, when I see an array of lights darting against the predawn sky. As I get closer, I see it’s a Pitbull with a collar made up of Christmas lights. Ike is his name belonging … Continue reading

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A Writer Brought Back To Life

Pete Hamill is someone I’ve revered forever as a journalist, New York historian, novelist and screenwriter, concerned about him since he’s been silent for much too long. Knowing he’s the last of his breed, Jack Newfield (1938-2004), Norman Mailer (1923-2007), … Continue reading

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Fashion That Never Sleeps

One of my favorite things to wear I never get tired of, is a little black dress most people associate with Audrey Hepburn. But the person who deserves the credit is the designer, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, who in 1926, through … Continue reading

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Losing a Friend

I’ve been holding vigil for a friend who just passed. He was sick for a long time and frankly, to see him released from the bondage of illness lightens my heart. Andrew was a Vietnam Veteran who loved his country … Continue reading

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Horsin’ Around

I’ve always loved horses. If you were to visit me, you’d find a dozen framed photos and posters throughout my house. I have no idea where my equestrian streak stems from, but it’s there, ignited at a moment’s notice, bringing … Continue reading

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September 11, 2001…Straight On Till Morning

I’ll never forget this day for as long as I live, which I feel is appropriate considering the fallen. Continue reading

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History’s Greatest Hits

I had lunch with my friend Jack and his date, I’ll call Minnie, from Long Island. Jack, whenever we meet, always asks what I’m reading, so I mention a book on Benjamin Franklin, by Stacy Schiff, I’ve just reread. Minnie … Continue reading

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A Flat Fourth of July

Despite our dear President’s tanks rolling down Pennsylvania Avenue like a bad action film, the 4th seems to be down several quarts; poignancy commemorating freedom on the lam. Makes me think of Teddy, our 26th President, when he sent the … Continue reading

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