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'Dear Abby,' 'Old Geezer' and Me

Did you read “Dear Abby’s” column published a few weeks ago?  At 91 years of age, “Old Geezer Out West” had written, from the heart, what he was feeling.  

“I’ve outlived many of my family members and long-time friends” and how social events are few and far between because advanced age and distance have made it almost impossible to see ...

Adventure on the High Seas

Last week my friend Dave took me and a couple of other friends out for a very pleasant tour of the Long Island Sound on his boat. He has a peppy little bowrider that he tows over to the Norwalk boat launch at Veteran’s Park. The term “boat launch” brought back some vivid memories of when Dave and I owned a boat together. Dave taught me everything I know about how to pilot a ...

Elegy

I’m holding in my hands a book that belonged to someone I knew very well, but never met! She left this world last month, at the age of 90, so I’ll never get to see her in life—but we shared something extremely special: We loved and cherished the same two people, her son and my daughter.

Ilene and Curtis met after each had lived through terribly traumatic situations and found ...

Summer Reading vs. Summer Vacation

Dear Dr. Linda,

According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, a vacation is defined as follows: 1) a period spent away from home or business in travel or recreation; 2) a scheduled period during which activity (as of a court or school) is suspended; 3) a respite or a time of respite from something.

Vacation this year has been stressful once again because of required summer reading. My kids ...

Beer Here!

Anybody who’s ever stepped foot inside a sports stadium knows this clarion call: “Beer here!”

When it comes to suds, I was the teetotaler of my frat house (AEPi Syracuse, for those into Greek culture). Notwithstanding, my given name being a homophone for the modestly alcoholic beverage (you know, Bruce…brews), in my early adulthood, beer and I were not exactly ...

Something Smells Fishy Here

We’ve had our fair share of goldfish. Most of them were won at a local fairs and carnivals so I could understand if they may not have been the healthiest fish in the world. However, I’ve had friends who’ve had pet goldfish like mine that lasted for a dozen years (the fish, not the friends), so maybe it’s not the fish… maybe it’s us.

Either way, we ...

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‘Protect Our Emergency Responders’

August 23, 2017

To the editor,

I am a volunteer firefighter in my community and have been for 12 years. Did you know that a majority of our suburban communities are protected by volunteer firefighters? In New York State, there are an estimated 100,000 volunteer firefighters. These people are your neighbors, friends, family and fellow citizens. They go through many hours of training and dedicate their precious ...