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 […]

Fallen Heroes

(NOTE: The opinions expressed herein are those of the author only and are not to be construed as the opinion or policy statement of the Optimist Club of Westchester). A week ago Friday, Tiger Woods stood in front of the nation (the world?) and gave a teary eyed, heartfelt, apology to anyone who could listen […]


I recently read the following article: “Old Boxing Matches” While not trying to sound dated, old-fashioned or nostalgic, I found the article highlighted something that I find has been missing from competitive sports, both professional and amateur (see also “Hockey Players get Preferential Treatment“). Read it and let me know what you think. Our policy […]

Now its called “Handball”

Ireland was recently eliminated from World Cup 2010 competition because they gave France “a hand”. See attached video…

An Essay on Morality

I recently read in the ‘on-line’ version of the National Review a three-part essay on the topic of morality and conscience. Although the essay is quite lengthy (by internet standards), I think it is very good and well worth the time involved to read it. I highly recommend it. It is also timely given that […]