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Scrabble among the books

“In Scrabble, a crossword game, players form interlocking words crossword fashion on the board using letter tiles of different values.”  When one hasn’t played the game in years, this is a monumental re-learning experience.

Heritage Hills Library to the rescue!  For Heritage Hills residents and their guests, an afternoon of Scrabble is held each Thursday at the ...

Pet project

I forgot to mention this but October 29th was National Cat Day. I hope you took the time to hug your cat and tell it how much you tolerate it. I wanted to hug my Cat so I went over to its expensive cat bed to grab it while it was asleep and snog the crap out of it but it saw me coming and ran under the desk. I almost nabbed it but it bolted out of the room at the last second and I hit my head on ...

Fiat Lux!

OK Governor Cuomo… I recently wrote an entire column of how you were wrongly accused of being a bigot. Even though we disagree  on many political issues, I know you are an even handed man and are doing your best to serve New York. Well, right now I need a favor, not because I went to bat for you but because you are the only one to whom I can appeal. 

Let there be light! Please ...

The news junkie report

Every so often in this space, I like to fill it with random things going on near and far and in between. You might even find some of it interesting, or already know what I’m just finding out. Either way, maybe there are nuggests here that’ll help with your next cocktail party conversation (does anybody still have those?).

Nike to Amazon: Just Undo It 
Nike is running away ...

Journalism Workshop at the Somers Library  

November 13, 2019

Journalism Workshop at the Somers Library  
Thursdays, 1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, & 3/26, 1:00-2:30  

Journalists write and report news stories about everything from social issues and politics to sports and entertainment. Join us to learn how to present information so your readers can form their own opinions and make clear decisions.

Don't be Enraged; be Informed

November 7, 2019

Last week, on Oct. 29, the New York State Assembly’s Committee on Health opened up the floor to discuss a bill that would bar children 12-and-under from playing tackle football.

The result, as expected, was hundreds of bare-bones articles slapped together in 10 minutes containing nothing but a few paragraphs and a headline (something like: “New York Considers Banning Tackle ...