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Stop That Bus!

I think I have a better understanding of why someone will moan “I got thrown under the bus!”  The last weeks of October and first two weeks of November were that “bus” and I’ve got the physical and mental bruises to prove it!

Started with a stomach upset—very unusual for me.  Dry toast and grape jelly was on the menu for a few days.

The Quiet Car

As long as we’re on the subject of Thanksgiving, and we’ve already given thanks for our great friends and family and our health, and all this great food, blah, blah, blah, I’d like to give thanks to whoever came up with the idea of a Quiet Car on my Metro North commuter train. The 8:04 out of Goldens Bridge is the train of my dreams, because I spend the entire ride asleep. I ...

It’s All Politics

I recently heard that New York State wants to eliminate bail for so called “low crimes.” Bail, as I understand it, is a concrete promise to come back and face one’s accusers; a way to keep track of people suspected of wrong doing.  True, one is innocent until proven guilty, but isn’t bail a way of insuring he/she is available for the hearing?  Prison reform is ...