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Over 60...and Getting Younger: August 6, 2010

Written by Stanley Greenberg Friday, 06 August 2010 00:00

My Old Gang

There has been a profound change in My Old Gang. I guess, at 75 years of age, I would still like to see my old friends as they were at 17 years of age.

Lorraine and I attended a 75th birthday celebration (not a surprise party) for one of my oldest pals. He is my age, but has gone through a difficult bout with Mesothelioma. He lost a lung, but he keeps on ticking.

 

Letter: Boy and Girl Scouts Invited to Take Part in History Project

Friday, 06 August 2010 00:00

I’m writing to invite veterans and Boy and Girl Scouts to participate in a unique initiative I am bringing to our community: The Library of Congress’s Veterans Oral History Project. Too often, the sacrifices that our veterans make are forgotten with time. As the years go by, the stories and legacies of the Greatest Generation – those who grew up during the Great Depression and fought in World War II – are passing with those who fought.

 

Over 60...and Getting Younger: July 30, 2010

Written by Stanley Greenberg Friday, 30 July 2010 00:00

Surprise!

The last two weeks, Lorraine and I were involved in “Surprise Parties”. At a surprise party, you are not allowed to be late…or you will ruin the surprise. That is the most callous thing a person can do- ruin the surprise.

 

Parenthood Plus: July 30, 2010

Written by Andrew Malekoff Friday, 30 July 2010 00:00

Lost Love

Last spring brought the tragic news of the death of Yeardley Love, a member of the University of Virginia (UVA) women’s lacrosse team, allegedly at the hands of her boyfriend, a UVA men’s lacrosse team player, in an alcohol-fueled fit of rage. Both teams competed in NCAA championship tournaments after Love was buried.

 

Over 60...and Getting Younger: July 23, 2010

Written by Stanley Greenberg Friday, 23 July 2010 00:00

Ellen

When Ellen Lawrence entered the Taproot Writing Group at the Jericho Library, she made an immediate impression on the group. We meet every Friday from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. We each write stories and/or poems to a group of about 12 other writers. The constructive critiques are a boon to each of us.

 

Letter: Proposed Dream Act Not Fair to Taxpayers

Friday, 23 July 2010 00:00
Listening to 1010 this morning, I heard the most ridiculous plan of action this government would love to pass, the Dream Act.
 

Over 60...and Getting Younger: July 16, 2010

Written by Stanley Greenberg Friday, 16 July 2010 00:00

Sleep

It has been said that we human beings sleep away one-third of our given lives. Those eight hours that we spend on mattresses during the night could be put to much better use. Imagine if Albert Einstein, Albert Schweitzer or Charles Darwin could have had all that productive time to invent things to better humanity. What a waste!

 

A Bird’s Eye View: July 16, 2010

Written by Michael Givant Friday, 16 July 2010 00:00

A May Day at Jamaica Bay

On a Saturday at the end of May a year ago, my wife and I went to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, one of the premier spots in the NYC metropolitan area to witness the annual avian spring migration. The first things we hear are the sounds of birds. In my high-powered scope is a vocalist, the rufous-sided towhee. It’s a striking black and white bird with an amber eye and a generous dash of rust on its side. Its bill opens, sending out calls into the morning air.

 

From the Desk of Assemblyman Charles Lavine: July 9, 2010

Written by Assemblyman Charles Lavine Friday, 09 July 2010 00:00

I want to share a story with you about a courageous little girl named Julia who lives in my hometown of Glen Cove. Julia was born with a genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis. The disorder causes tumors to grow on nerves. NF will often lead to other conditions such as cardiovascular problems, chronic pain, blindness, deafness, bone defects, disfigurement and many other complications. Treatment options include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.

 

Over 60...and Getting Younger: July 9, 2010

Written by Stanley Greenberg Friday, 09 July 2010 00:00

Gambling

Either you like to gamble, or you don’t.

I like to gamble a little bit. When I go to Las Vegas or Atlantic City or Foxwoods, I have an automatic cutoff machine. When I lose too much money, I get dour and depressed. I want to leave and go home. I won’t cash any more bills, and I find a quiet place to just watch other people gamble. At most, I go two or three times a year to casinos.

 

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