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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 […]

A Win-Win Situation

(This article appeared in the June 21st issue of America Magazine. I apologize for not obtaining reprint clearance beforehand but, this story was too good to ignore.) <Begin Article>: On a playing field in Indianapolis a few weeks ago, Vince Lombardi’s slogan, “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing,” would have been clearly out of […]

Darth Riley?!

That is what the New York Times is calling our Miami Heat leader (read article here) because Lebron James has signed with the Miami Heat. You are probably aware of whats been going on for the last few weeks concerning Mr. James – that is unless you’ve been unconscious during that time. The media speculation […]

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 […]