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Candy Apples

My all-time favorite treat! My father, my brother Ray, and I used to bike down Ocean Parkway to Coney Island and get Jelly Apples (That’s what we called the red ones. The term candy Apple was usually reserved for the ones covered in caramel, or nuts) on the promenade. 

Neither Raymond, nor I, could penetrate the hard, red, candy shell with our tiny teeth, and little jaws, so we would have to ask Dad to, “Start it for me, please.” But the price was high, as Dad seemed able to consume a full third of the confection in that single inaugural bite. 

The home kits were really easy to use, especially if one had a candy thermometer. Too bad they kind of went out of favor after those bogus adulteration scares. Parents feared seeing their precious little children with razor blades and needles poking through their sweet, innocent faces. [Ironically, of course that very look became a fashion trend not long after.]

I’ve just decided that I am going to get myself a kit, and make some jelly apples, and other homemade Halloween 

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Posted by on October 21, 2017 in Uncategorized



There once was an African Rhino,

Now there’s not, as did she say, “Goodbye?” No!

But has our universe 

Been made better or worse 

By her loss? Well, my friend, He’ll if I know. 


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Posted by on April 15, 2015 in Uncategorized


On the Passing Of Janice Singh

On the Passing Of Janice Singh

Janice Singh passed away the other day.

Don’t bother to Google her name; she wasn’t rich, or famous, or controversial. She was my friend, a good woman, a good mother who raised her daughters to be fine, intelligent, independent women. She left a large, loving family, and many friends, my self among them, who will miss her very much.

My heart has been heavy with sadness these past few days, and the sky has been appropriately somber, gray and cloudy.

Still life goes on, same as always, and I have a strong urge to go up on the roof and shout her name at the top of my voice, to remind a largely indifferent world that is has been diminished. It is less beautiful by one; less special by one; less wonderful and than it was, because one of the very best people it once had in it is gone.

Let this be my rooftop shout, and if you hear it please say a quick prayer for a brightly shining soul that has finished its work on Earth and moved on, and for the comfort of the family and friends who’s paths that soul helped light. Her name is Janice Singh, and she was my friend.

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Posted by on January 14, 2015 in Uncategorized


Gaining Perspective

Gaining Perspective

If you ever start thinking that your problems are too big, or that your opportunities are too small, you can open this tool to see what BIG and SMALL really mean. It’s so good it will blow your mind every time you use it.
The Scale of the UniverseGood News

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Posted by on April 25, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Are You Beautiful?

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Posted by on April 23, 2014 in Uncategorized


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The SCOTUS Just Gave Birth to the Blues

The SCOTUS Just Gave Birth to the Blues

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Posted by on April 3, 2014 in Uncategorized


I Am A Rock

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Posted by on December 27, 2012 in Art and Image Gallery, Uncategorized