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Children begin by loving their parents; then they judge them; rarely do they forgive them… There is no cure for the common birthday. And Zakki’s miraculous 21st was anything but common. Which proves the more b-days you have, the longer you live. And the longer you have to forgive your parents…

I have always maintained – even long before my younger son Zakki was born with just about every critical malady to overtax the frontiers of medical science — that the more birthdays you have the longer you live. And miraculously … Continue reading

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Life is hard. Then you die. Then they throw dirt in your face. Then the worms eat you. Just be grateful it happens in that order. Hmm… Many folks long for immortality when they don’t even know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Life is for the living; but the dead always live with us. So let’s talk about Joan and me…

I don’t know why Joan and I never quite clicked. Perhaps because I firmly subscribe there is absolutely nothing that is above humorous reproach. Yet her humorless face always harbored a sangfroid that seemed above reproach. In other words, I … Continue reading

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Remember that stress doesn’t come from what’s going on in your life. It comes from your thoughts about what’s going on in your life. And though some things hit you harder than a heart attack an optimist laughs to forget; a pessimist forgets to laugh…

In a serendipity manner the other day my cardiologist got around to telling me that there is a problem with my heart… again. I protested that that was impossible… I mean, I divorced that problem. She’s gone. Cost me everything. … Continue reading

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All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner. And this got me to thinking: Now that I am able to complete my own sentences it’s time to say something nice about my ex-wife…or would that be a mistake?

I would like to say something nice about my last ex-wife. Hmm… You know, the one: Stephanie Blatt. The green-eye She-Devil from the other side of midnight. The reason G-d made bourbon. The living proof that exorcism doesn’t work. And … Continue reading

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The Assistant District Attorney dropped all the charges when she finally realized my ex-wife was lying. Then she did nothing to help redeem my stolen life. Now it’s my turn. Perhaps I’ll begin by spanking her raw…

Guess what my ex-wife has done? You know, Stephanie Blatt: The satanette from the other side of midnight. The reason G-d made bourbon. And living proof that exorcism doesn’t work. Stephanie has gone off, run away, disappeared with our congenitally, … Continue reading

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Some of us make risky life and death decisions: For our children; For ourselves, For strangers. We hope it provides a better quality of life. Sometimes the risk doesn’t work. Then we can only hope we’ve contributed to progress…

My barking ex-wife once told every ear she could harass that I wanted our very ill son “dead.” I am not here to excoriate a woman who is missing an “I” in her Q. She actually thought you couldn’t listen … Continue reading

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I met an old friend. We undressed each other. And learned what Washington should learn: There should be no place to hide your lies or secret agendas

The other day I bumped into the ex-wife of an old journalist compatriot I haven’t  seen in the last 25 years. Either one. And she looked marvelous. We had a long afternoon lunch. Then we had a longer late nite … Continue reading

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