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The singin’ MD!

These past few weeks I’ve had a follow-up visits with my physicians watching over me and my various health issues.

I did  report to you that my red blood count is within the normal range which was good news because it meant there wouldn’t be a phlebotomy—I really don’t like giving away my blood!

The cardiologist shared with me that everything was on target; he ...

Rockin’ in the Free World

You can probably tell by my hair, but I’ve been in a band since I was 12. At the age of 12 you’re not necessarily in the game to make a hit with the ladies, excepting your Mom and Grandma, but it’s good to have a head-start for when you reach puberty. I wanted to play the drums, because I have four sisters and you’re not allowed to hit a girl, and it helps to hit something ...

The Mills of the Gods

Pyewacket and Stanley, my feline family, join our editor’s cat, Chief, in cheering the New York law banning cat de-clawing.  

We human beings feel we have the right to manipulate animals to suit our tastes.  I find it appalling!  Docking dogs’ tails, caging them when we’re not home, styling their fur to suit us and not them.  Thank goodness old fashioned ...

Happy 50th, Woodstock Alumni… We Are Golden

On Aug. 15, 1969, I finished the Friday shift at my summer job at Times Square Stores (TSS) in Hempstead, Long Island, picked up a couple of friends in my dad’s Plymouth, and off we went to the Catskills for (as the publicity poster proclaimed) “An Aquarian Exposition in White Lake, N.Y.,” better known simply as “Woodstock.”

In the past half-century, it has ...

Election Policies for November 5, 2019 General Election

August 7, 2019

Election Policies for November 5, 2019 General Election

Candidate Statements:  Candidates can submit a maximum of one candidate statement per week (including photos) at no charge. Statements can be submitted from Labor Day (September 2, 2019) until Saturday, November 2, 2019 at midnight EST (for publication on Saturday, November 2 or Sunday, November 3, 2019). Publication of candidate ...