willrogers.jpg Ball point pen on the morning newsprint I always loved Will Rogers response when asked "To what political party do you belong?" He'd say, "I don't belong to any ORGANIZED party....I'm a Democrat." ...

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high_school_sports.jpg Ball point pen on the morning newsprint I played a lot of competitive sports growing up. I even played on the High School Basketball team. When I went to college,... well, Parsons was in the middle of Manhattan and didn't even have a gymnasium let alone a team, but I continued to play competitive league basketball up until a few years ago when I had to concede that it's a young persons game. (or maybe I already knew that and was conceding that I am no longer young) I still run but I only compete against myself. ...

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federici.jpg Ball point pen on the morning newsprint The Stone Pony has stood as the Mecca of the Jersey rock scene for decades. I burst with pride the first time my son Andrew and his band played there. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Bon Jovi, Southside Johnny, Cheap Trick, Joan Jett, Jefferson Starship, Elvis Costello, Peter Frampton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Russell Crowe, and Patti Smith are just a few of the acts that have graced the same stage of the famous Jersey club. A tribute was held last night at the Stone Pony for Danny Federici who was an original member of the E Street Band. Federici lost a battle with cancer this past Thursday, he was 58. To Donate to the Danny ...

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jimmy_carter.jpg Ball point pen onn the morning newsprint The first time I was eligible to vote in a presidential election was 1980. I voted for Jimmy Carter, who I thought was an honorable and decent man. I still do, but in hindsight, I have to concede that he was an ineffective leader/politician. I can't believe dems are too pleased that he has injected himself into this years presidential election debate by talking to the democratically elected government/terrorist group, Hamas. ...

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rosalie_ritz.jpg Ball point pen on the morning newsprint Famous courtroom artist Rosalie Ritz has died at 84. She gave many of us a glimpse into the trials of Charles Manson, Patty Hearst, Sirhan Sirhan, the Black Panthers, OJ Simpson and countless others with her skillful reportage. ...

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