September 24, 2018

From the very beginning—purely personal; no offense meant to patient, loving, totally committed teachers all over the world—but for me, school was a lost cause.

Nothing worked.

The only memory I have, happy or otherwise—most likely from the first few days...

September 17, 2018

I don’t think I’ve ever shared—I’m trying to update my vocabulary—with you my near-death experience in mid-Atlantic on a very old—trust me; I don’t know ships but I know old—merchant vessel converted into a troop ship—I’d say hurriedly but I don’t want to be hypercriti...

September 10, 2018

This might sound like a weird question, out of the blue; does your mind ever take a break?

Seriously, I mean, does your screen now and then go blank for a while, and into something like a rest mode? Peaceful, no thoughts, quiet, give you a little while to just think the...

September 3, 2018


A Whaaa? moment; a confession: 

Intermittently, unpredictably, I might become a different person; make a Jekyll and Hyde switch. Totally out of nowhere.


Me; who, when writing, can psychologize, rationalize, offer—all modesty aside— really insightful analy...

August 27, 2018

Woke this morning feeling…off.

Reflex; screen the usual suspects: events yesterday, upcoming dates, unresolved issues. Nothing conclusive, except for a kind of sourness; nothing dreadful, but nothing good, either. A negativity. Zero expectations. 


Breakfast and off o...

August 20, 2018

Yogi Berra is credited with that line. Along with a lot of other Yogi-isms. Fact is, he was a great catcher for the New York Yankees and at the same time, a first-rate observer of life.

It's déjà vu all over again: funny…and ironic; and true. Proven year after year and...

August 13, 2018

[FROM CFR-Code of Federal Regulations]

[Title 21, Volume 6]

"(3) The term natural flavor or natural flavoring means the essential oil, oleoresin, essence or extractive..or any product of roasting, heating or enzymolysis...which contains the flavoring constituents derived...

August 6, 2018

Oh my god…

Those poor kids.

The terror…


No way out…they're doomed….

Only a miracle could save those boys. 

Then, Hope: volunteers, non-stop, experienced divers from everywhere who saw the challenge, who knew what needed to be done…and how. Each and every step, plan...

July 30, 2018

First time I ever saw TV was in the lobby of a movie theater and the screen was green and —My God! It was a Brooklyn Dodgers game!— and my pal and I were just out of our minds with excitement.

I mean, that was a time when we didn't watch; we listened to games on the rad...

July 23, 2018

Well, we're talking all right, but is it me you're talking to? Or am I so tuned to being the person who's talking to me would like me to be, that it's not until I reflect upon the conversation, that I can truly respond?

Either I was or wasn't being myself. 

I'm not reluc...

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