Monthly Archives: August 2017

Entry 689: The Dead and Dying

Recently, I wrote about Farmingdale, Long Island in a post called “City of the Dead.” It was inspired by the death of my wife’s Uncle Joe, and his burial in his family plot in one of Farmingdale’s many cemeteries (there … Continue reading

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Entry 688: Goodbye, Columbus

In the wake of the Charlottesville tragedy, many municipalities across the country are now reassessing their statuary, looking closely to determine if any of their monuments are offensive to anybody. New York City, for instance, is forming a committee, according … Continue reading

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Entry 687: Speaking Out Against Free Speech

I have always supported free speech. Perhaps this stems from my days as editor of The Campus, the student newspaper at John Adams High School in Queens. It was during the height of the Vietnam protests, authority was being questioned … Continue reading

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Entry 686: The 200th Country Will Get a FREE Flag

Recently, I did a post about the State Department’s travel advisories for various nations, and I was somewhat surprised that I not only didn’t know some of those countries were dangerous, I didn’t know that some of those countries existed. … Continue reading

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Entry 685: Solar Eclipse FAQ

Everybody’s looking forward to the solar eclipse on Monday. Well, everybody in North America, anyway. Places like North Korea and Russia won’t have an eclipse, which proves we’re better than them! On the other hand, America is probably one of … Continue reading

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Entry 684: Share this Post or Else

My fellow Americans, Lately I’ve been thinking that I should bomb the hell out of Comcast headquarters. I’ve come to this conclusion not because of anything Comcast has done to me personally. I don’t even have Comcast as my terrible cable … Continue reading

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Entry 683: Trip Advisor-y

Well, it may be time to rethink your travel plans, folks. Since the beginning of June, the State Department has issued travel alerts and warnings to no fewer than 16 nations, and not all of them are countries that immediately … Continue reading

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