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September 11, 2011 (a personal reflection)

   Sunday will mark the tenth anniversary of the attack and destruction of the World Trade Center Towers. This was a watershed moment in the history of our nation. I’m certain that most Americans remember what they were doing that September morning as we watched in horror as one plane, then another crashed into the […]

Hey Blinkin’!

Back in the days before President’s Day, the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (Feb. 12) and George Washington (Feb. 22) were celebrated separately as national holidays. That made February a very good month for me since it meant that I didn’t have to go to school three days that month; we also had Feb. 11th as a […]

Resolutions for the New Year

Eat Healthy? — Already broke that one! Stop Running Red Lights?– I’m sure that locally installed traffic cameras will help me with this one! Organize my sock drawer? — Maybe tomorrow. Change my underwear at least once a month? — Got a few weeks to go before I break THAT one! How about… SERVICE?  I […]

A pitcher, an umpire, and the World Cup

By now, you are probably aware of the “Perfect Game That Wasn’t” (if you are at all interested in baseball). It is heartbreaking to see Armando Galarraga deprived of a much-deserved place in the record book for such an amazing accomplishment; I hope that he has a long, illustrious hall-of-fame worthy career to offset this […]

Essay Contest Results

Congratulations to the winners of the Westchester Optimist Essay Contest. The topic of this year’s contest was to write an essay about someone in your life who embodies the characteristics of a true Optimist (as spelled out in the Optimist Creed) and why. West Miami Middle School hosted the event and approximately 800 W.M.M.S. students […]