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Act III- The Last Third of Life

At my age, my mother was retired.  She was of a generation that was promised a pension and social security payments for life. It was a pretty sweet deal. Like so many of their generation, they dreamed of a life of ease in a warm climate. But I am not of that generation. I...

Taking Dad’s License

Last year, when my mother was hospitalized, it became clear that my father’s “forgetfulness” was no longer simple forgetfulness.  He was suffering from dementia and he needed help. Also, he was blind in one eye and he was still driving. My family made it clear to my father that he could no longer drive...

Advice to a fry cook on Venice Beach

I recently read a Facebook post from a former student and current friend (yes, you Matt.) After assessing his life, he wrote, “I joke less about running away to the west coast and becoming a beach side fry cook.” (I added the Venice Beach, Matt. If you were to be a fry cook anywhere,...

Astrology at the Newburgh Free Library

I will be conducting an hour long lecture about astrology. If you are interested in the subject this is place to be. I will talk a little about what astrology is–and is not–and answer your questions. Even if you don’t “believe” in astrology this an an interesting lecture.  Bring your questions. Newburgh Free Library,...

The Summer of ’69

I was eight years old in the Summer of 1969 and lived about thirty miles from the famous Woodstock concert grounds. Of course, I had no idea what was going on over there. Not only was I only eight, but my parents were conservative Republicans and wouldn’t never approve of what those amoral hippies...

Learn Astrology

I am teaching astrology classes at the Desmond Campus of Mount Saint Mary College the first four Thursdays in August. The cost is ONLY $45. Trust me on this, you will not find basic astrology classes of this caliber anywhere else for this price. In this series of classes, you will learn to read...

60 Years Ago Today- Freddie Holmes- Grahamsville, New York

It’s been almost a decade since I have been writing about missing people. According to the FBI statistics, latest statistics, over 88,000 people are missing. I know from my years of writing that the number is deeply flawed. Those are the people reported missing, and trust me, there are at least that many who...

Irondequoit Jane

Irondequoit Jane Doe On July 31, 1988, the complete skeletal remains of a young woman were located behind 130 Bay Knoll Drive in Irondequoit, New York by a young boy playing in the yard. While the cause of death is undetermined, investigators have ruled the death a homicide. She was believed to have died...

The Boy in the Box

The Center for Missing and Exploited Children recently released a new artists drawing of the “Boy in the Box”, also known and “America’s Unknown Child”. I thought this would be a good time to refresh this story. I also thought it would be a good time to remind everyone that the safety of our...

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