The Kreskin Avenue Blog

I Can’t Get No Satisfaction and Other Testy Observations

My inner curmudgeon really came to life over these past couple of weeks and I concluded that I can’t get no satisfaction. It started when I saw that one of my favorite all time rock n ’roll bands – The Rolling Stones – are coming to Buffalo this summer. I asked Janice to get tickets […]

I Want a President and Chief Executive, not a King

Incompetence and a rush to impeachment has damaged our “great experiment” forever President Donald Trump has escaped justice and will likely be rewarded with another four-year term come this November. It’s inarguable that he’s moved our country in new directions – some good, some bad depending upon your perspective – but the irrefutable fact that […]

Is it Time to Reinstitute a Military Draft?

Many of the fans of The King of Kreskin Avenue remember the draft and military conscription as one of the more unpleasant consequences of the war in Vietnam.  Between 1964 and 1973, using a lottery based system, the U.S. military drafted 2.2 million American men out of an eligible pool of 27 million. Share your thoughts below Several my […]

Dad Would Have Been Proud

Just about everybody I run into these days asks me, “how’s the book going”? My reply has been consistent – right on track where I projected, but I really need more ratings and reviews to move on to the next steppingstone of the The King of Kreskin Avenue’s journey. However, this post is not a […]

The End of the Great Experiment?

Observations from a witness to 3 impeachments It’s very likely that by the time this blog post is published Donald Trump will become the 3rd President in the history of the country to be impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives. 30 days from the publication of this post, it’s likely that the U.S. Senate […]

The Frozen 2 – Gertrude Shalala Chocolate Shop Connection

The preferred chocolates of my youth were Milky Way, Snickers, 3 Musketeers, and Gertrude Shalala’s chocolates. Pearl and I went to see Frozen 2 last week. I’m still trying to figure out the story plot and will need to see it six or seven more times before I can explain it with clarity to a […]

The King of Kreskin Avenue Reviewed by Kim Williams On Reedsy Discovery

Must read ? This is an exceptional portrayal of a war’s impact upon families, friends, and service members and the choices they face as individuals. “The King of Kreskin Avenue by A. K. Vitberg is an exceptionally written and emotionally moving coming of age novel. Mario Colucci, known to the youth of Kreskin Avenue as “the […]

Remembering the Polarity and Divisiveness of the 1960’s and 70’s

I want to share a small video with you that gets to the heart of a key motivation I had for writing The King – refreshing (or educating) readers on the polarity and divisiveness we experienced in the 1960s and early 1970s, in order for readers to make comparisons to the polarity we’re experiencing today. […]

When the Dutch Elms Died in Buffalo

Here’s a short story about growing up in North Buffalo that did not make it into the final version of The King of Kreskin Avenue. Hope you enjoy it…… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Do you remember when the Dutch Elm trees died and block after block of the city’s streets became treeless? I was away at college in […]

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