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The dictionary defines a humdinger as “a remarkable or outstanding thing of its kind.” Well, this is the time of the year, when in our neck of the woods, we welcome back the humdingers of … more
If you need a physical embodiment of the passage of time you do not have to look any further than the cell phone. Specifically, I can gauge the passing of the years by examining the development of … more
Many of us take for granted how lucky we are to live in an area that offers scenic beauty as we drive on our roads. That thought came to mind last week when I was stuck in traffic as I was leaving … more
Sometimes words in the English language can do “a complete 180” with just an inadvertent flick on the space bar. In a draft for this column, I caused such a turnaround when I started … more
It is April 26 so please go outside and hug a tree!   Today is when we celebrate Arbor Day! Arbor Day is a special holiday where planting, nurturing and appreciation of our forests and … more
I frequently was a “day tripper” using the COACH/SHORTLINE bus to travel to and from New York City. It was reasonably priced, and it allowed me to visit friends in the city without the … more
As a baby boomer there were many gadgets and toys that were designed to keep us busy. We had things like the Slinky, Silly Putty and the skateboard. But on July 12th, 1960, for the low price of … more
The idiom “a penny for your thoughts” is a polite way of asking someone what is on their mind.” A few months ago, I put one hundred pennies together and wrote a column about the … more
A friend of mine recently purchased a new car. He picked me up and we went for a ride. It was a comfortable ride, but what got my attention were all the gizmos, doodads and what-nots that seemingly … more
One of the funniest comedians on the circuit is Brian Regan. If you cannot catch his act live, google him on the net. In one of my favorite bits of his, he tells the story of remembering when in the … more
Are you looking for something different to do? Are you bored with your current surroundings and lifestyle? Want an opportunity to share a unique yearlong experience with three strangers? If so, it is … more
You do not have to be a spy or a secret agent to pass hidden messages and codes to people on a daily basis. Every one of us carries a multitude of paper that contains symbols, images and microprints … more
I hope some of my readers did not think that I was trying to “von Trapp” you into thinking this column was about that Julie Andrews musical.   This column is about a … more
People often ask me how I come up with ideas for my column. I reply by saying that my “Random Thoughts” come to me by listening and observing the world around me. For example, I … more
We have been on a roller coaster with winter weather this season. For the past few weeks, it seems like we have some level of accumulated snow every three days. Temperatures also fluctuate somewhere … more
I know where the time goes and what really happens in the last scene of “The Sopranos.” My knowledge of both is intertwined. Occasionally some event takes place to remind us of the … more
  As a writer, I utilize television to gather a wealth of “random thoughts” that often result in a column.   Recently I was fortunate to be given the chance to develop a … more
To paraphrase a line from Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” …TV, or not TV? That is the question. That thought popped into my head when I suffered the slings and arrows of the … more
It is the season when seemingly every newscast has a segment about “the tree.” I am not referring to the family debate whether your living room Christmas tree should be artificial or … more
According to the United Nations between two and three billion people on our planet are suffering from water shortages. Most of us in America take for granted having clean water available. People in … more
What happened to Halloween? The last day in October at one time gave us a fun way to usher in the holiday season. As a child, wearing a costume to go trick or treating meant finding clothes and items … more
One of the first things I do in the morning is prepare my morning elixir. The dictionary defines an elixir as a magical or medicinal solution. There is nothing medicinal in my morning indulgence but … more
In 1989 Cher had a huge hit called “If I Could Turn Back Time.” It was about a lost love, but for me the title would always churn the neurons in my brain and lead me to think of Daylight … more
Serendipity is not only the name of a movie that features me in the opening scene. It also describes the unexpected and fortunate times that I have met sports superstars. In a previous column, I … more
A few columns ago I wrote about being present at Yankee Stadium the day Derek Jeter got his 3000th hit. That historic blast was a moment in time that I will never forget.   My paper ticket … more
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