Monthly Archives: June 2015

Maxxed out on exercise, I give dieting a try

It’s been six months since I’ve indulged in a Sunshine Cheez-It eating binge. Cheez-Its have been a loyal friend since my college days, a friend that never lets me down, never fails to satisfy a deeply ingrained crunch need. I, … Continue reading

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Sleaze factor surfaces at arena subsidy trial

When I was growing up in Queens, one of the older guys who hung around Braddock Park got a job selling tires. He was a smart guy who always knew a quick way to make a buck. The store he … Continue reading

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Reflections on a complicated father-son relationship

While reading many touching tributes to fathers yesterday on Facebook, I wondered what it must be like to have a father who elicits such positive emotions. I don’t hold rosy remembrances of my father, although I do remember his large … Continue reading

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Good looks are part of the equation

Back in my dating days, I had many first meetings that started with a coffee date. The idea was to get a sense whether things might go anywhere without slogging through what might be an uncomfortable, expensive dinner date. In … Continue reading

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Letting go of the past isn’t so easy

    In a 1960 column from my high school newspaper, I’m tabbed as a future star of the varsity basketball team at Martin Van Buren High School in Queens. A few paragraphs later, Robert Savio is mentioned as the … Continue reading

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