The Kreskin Avenue Blog

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 […]

Nathan Englander – “Find the Sweet Spot” – the Art of Writing

Last night, Janice and I attended the SUNY Brockport Writer’s Forum featuring a reading and conversations with acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winning author Nathan Englander. Truth be told, with the launch of The King of Kreskin Avenue at the Genesee Valley Club coming up in a few days, I went to see how a pro participates […]

If You Have a Question About the Honda Accord, Ask Me Now Before I Forget

A Baby Boomer Moment….. I’m not a “car guy”, but as you can see from the pic, hi ho – hi ho, off to the car dealer I needed to go. That meant doing a boatload of research in a very short amount of time, complemented by 1,678 opinions from my friends, and 2, 875 […]

Veterans Day and The King of Kreskin Avenue

It didn’t take me very long to think about the very first topic for this blog – thanking our veterans and current members of the military for their service. The King of Kreskin Avenue features a journey through two wars –Korea and Vietnam. While the military hierarchy and the misguided politicians running the country at […]

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