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Screw You Covid-19!

Chapter 1: We Refuse to Cancel Family Sunday Dinner but……. … we needed to come up with another idea, for outside of vacations, Sunday night dinners at the Vitberg house have been a dependable, staple of life for well over 30 years. We’re weren’t going to let a nasty virus bring that streak to an […]

Eight of a Kind – The Poker Guys

I’m not exactly sure of the date, but sometime soon, I’ll be celebrating my 26th year anniversary. I’m not talking about my marriage of 42 years, or the anniversary of when I quit smoking, or even the anniversaries of deaths, births, accolades or the fact that very soon, we’ll be celebrating the fact that it’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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