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A light, but, no tunnel

Every now and then, life unexpectedly throws you a curveball.  While vacationing at my brother’s in California, that ball just about whizzed over my head had it not been for Jack and Patti.

My nocturnal oxygen therapy continued without interruption during my travel to Florida in April and recently to the Golden State.

The surgical supply company has satellite offices all over the ...

A few thoughts

A few thoughts are about all I can rally before I get a severe headache. I’ve never been a particularly political person. I’ve voted Republican, I’ve voted Democrat, and I’ve voted third-party. I’ve made a conscious effort to avoid overt politics here, other than to make a joke or two that I couldn’t resist.

This week’s column is not meant to be funny, ...

Comedy? of errors

I caught a cold.  For years I have tried to avoid catching cold by “air kissing” friends and staying away from sniffling people.

There is a reason for my being so diligent.  Everybody has something and my “Achilles’ heel” is bronchiectasis (look it up in an old fashioned dictionary…not on Google), which is something I’ve had all my life.

On Stage: Small-Town Prophet, Big-Time Profits

Playwright Howard Meyer packs a lot of meaty food-for-thought into his new play, “Senescence,” which is having its premiere at Axial Theatre in Pleasantville, where it runs through Sunday, Nov. 18.

As always in his work, there’s a lot on this writer’s mind, and it’s all there on stage, in the dire situation depicted that has universal import, in the uniformly ...

The Dog Is in the Pink

The dog sniffed me twice, circled my body, and then squatted and peed on my boot.

“Oh my, gosh! Bad, Bitsy, bad!” said Bitsy’s owner, dragging the tiny designer dog away from my dripping rubber boots. She turned to me somewhat aghast. “I’m so sorry—Bitsy has never done that before. At least you’re wearing raining rain boots. Lol!”

I was at a ...

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