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Old age is like everything else — to make a success of it you’ve got to start young. The real sadness of ‘old’ age isn’t that you change so much, it’s that you change so little… Hmm… It is said that a man is as old as he feels and a woman is as old as she looks. Well, this weekend I’m gonna find out…

I received a summons to North Carolina the other week. It’s for a reunion and state awards ceremony this coming weekend at UNC in Chapel Hill involving some folks I practically started out with in journalism. Back when we were … Continue reading

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The greatest threat to freedom is the absence of criticism… But the trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism. So to avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. And then there was the cop who came into the cigar shop… complaining…

The other day a police officer, with whom I wasn’t familiar, strolled into the South Philadelphia cigar shop where I regularly puff… and started complaining. Which isn’t unusual among most folks. Even the regulars at Anthony’s Twin Smoke Shoppe. As … Continue reading

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If baseball is a lot like life it is because life is more about losing than winning. Baseball was made for kids, but grown-ups screwed it up to the absurd point where we now must pay even to watch it in our living rooms…oy-vey-iz-mir! Did that angry mother just bite the tip of my finger off?!!

They warned me. A few leap years back, down my overly traveled back roads, I had decided to venture far out into the vast suburban Prozac territory. I was seeking to witness a couple of former school chums umpire their … Continue reading

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