Monthly Archives: June 2013

It Can Be Bright Even When It’s Cloudy

Any day cousins are together is bright day at the Jersey Shore. Though today was overcast, Miriam and I enjoyed a beautiful visit from the Far Rockaway contingent who got to hang with their big cousins on PPB.     … Continue reading

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Is It Serendipity, Or Atavism?

What do these two men have in common? The gentleman on your left is Al Capp, born Alfred Gerald Caplin, and known for his comic strip creation, Lil’ Abner.  The one on your right is Abba Eban, born Aubrey Solomon … Continue reading

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Out of Zion Comes Torah

The invitation heralded what would happen today in Edison, New Jersey … It was the escorting of a Sefer Torah, a new scroll of the Old Testament, from the home of our sister and brother-in-law, to its home in their … Continue reading

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Scooting Right Along …

  Look Ma, no hands!  What a difference a day makes.  Yesterday M was able to make it to the Shore, and today she had her driving lesson!  First moments in the sun, literally and figuratively.  Hard to tell what … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace, Paesano

He was a countryman from Jersey.  Born in Westwood, James Gandolfini grew up in Park Ridge, attending Park Ridge High and then on to Rutgers to major in Communications.  But it wasn’t until he was 25 years old that Gandolfini … Continue reading

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Phlebotom of the Barrel

No laughing matter, this satirical depiction in a long line of savvy cartoons from The New Yorker magazine.  We’ve had our fill of the medical system lately, which I am not blanketing with blame, by any means.  After all, some of my best … Continue reading

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“Revision” Surgery Is Too Light A Term

The field of Medicine has a lovely term for surgical procedures attempting to do damage control, especially when the damage is iatrogenic. Such is the case regarding the Stryker Rejuvenate Modular Hip Implant.  This modular device was supposed to be … Continue reading

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