Monthly Archives: March 2020

My Corona Confession

Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. It has been 52 years since my last confession. These are my sins: Three weeks ago, I was at Costco and did not buy toilet paper. I thought I had plenty. I told … Continue reading

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Vinny We Hardly Knew Ye

Today marks the ninth anniversary of the passing of our dear friend, Vinny (AKA Father) Gorman. Vinnie was one of our parish priests back in Blessed Sacrament in the Bronx. He, along with Father Dolan, would take us to the … Continue reading

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Accentuate The Positive

The genius of America has been its “CAN DO” attitude. When JFK challenged us to put a man on the moon by the end of the  60s, there were some who shook their head and thought he was overreaching. But, … Continue reading

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Shelter At Home Lessons From Pop And Nana

I must have been nine years old. We had an electrical fire in Apartment Six of 1261 Leland Avenue. Pop put out the flames with flour. There was no substantial damage except that we lost electricity. To a kid in … Continue reading

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Age Of Compassion

It would be a foul thing altogether if the Covid virus only served to sicken and kill us. Let us hope that a side effect of this dreaded virus is that we all will resolve to forget about our differences … Continue reading

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Where Have You Gone, Franklin Delano Roosevelt?

The Great Depression changed America forever. It changed it for the better thanks to Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The Great Depression even changed Inauguration Day. George Washington was first installed as our first President on April 30, 1789. Thereafter, Inauguration Day … Continue reading

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Stuck Inside Of Bradenton With The Corona Blues Again

Ok, I think I have been on Coronavirus Information Overload for a month. Well, I have been a moderate germaphobe but not OCD about it. When the flood of information started overwhelming us, we were given some guidelines. Basically, the … Continue reading

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Irish Soda Bread 101 A Multicultural Education

Despite the fact that my last three Irish Soda Breads have been disappointing, I, nevertheless, repeat my annual self-appointed duty to share my mother’s Irish Soda Bread with you. The disappointing breads had their issues. On one occasion my wife … Continue reading

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Things To Do

First of all, thank God for iTunes, Netflix, Prime Video, and Acorn. I guess we could all read books too, but it’s nice knowing we have video alternatives. I have a nice collection of recent Yankee World Series wins as … Continue reading

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Addition Through Deletion

I have been off Facebook for a while. I also got off Twitter but have since returned. Primarily I abandoned social media because it was anything but. Now, as I mentioned, I have come back to Twitter, but I have … Continue reading

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