Tag Archives: Buffalo New York

Mafia. What Mafia?

I grew up in suburban Buffalo.  One of the largest ethnic groups in Western New York is Italian-Americans.  Many of my friends were of that wonderful ethnic heritage.  The other day one of the common stories of their childhood came … Continue reading

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Contradictory Multiple Meanings

I’m writing this article a bit in advance so forgive me if an unexpected event usurps my prediction of yesterday’s big American political headline.  On March 23, 2010 President Barack Obama signed Obamacare into law.  Famously Vice President Joe Biden … Continue reading

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Anticipation, Celebration And One Resolution

It’s Monday morning as I write this article and I am presented with a mixed bag of emotions.  Among what has happened in the last few hours and what I anticipate I’m all over the place.  One mystery has been … Continue reading

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On Deck

It’s one of those ponder, reflect and look ahead days as I write this article.  We are sitting in about the middle of February and this month promises to have at least two big political stories unfold before it ends; … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Four Letter Word

We all long to be our own boss and in this project I really am.  Since I have never monetized this site, (and never will charge for access), I am not even a slave to the profit motive; the site … Continue reading

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Anecdotal Evidence From Cheektowaga

Today I am not going to present any statistics.  That does not mean I’m going to forgo facts!  I’m going to present anecdotal evidence from the first 47 years of my own life experience supplemented by what I have seen … Continue reading

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Gun Courage

I have never been a big follower of high profile criminal cases.  I lived in suburban Buffalo when the O. J. Simpson trial was going on and hardly paid attention to it.  Trust me, in football crazy Bills’ country it … Continue reading

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Be Scared But Do Something About It

When I think of patriotic holidays my thoughts quickly gravitate toward my late father.  We did not have a real warm and fuzzy relationship.  He was not that kind of guy and neither is his oldest son.  I attribute that … Continue reading

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Holidays, Calendars, Faith & The Possible Fate of Ukraine

One of the riskiest topics I can chose to write about is a dynamic event.  There is a very real chance that the situation may change drastically between writing and publishing, let alone reading.  Ukraine in May of 2014 certainly … Continue reading

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A Yankee In Dixie

I don’t know how much this posting has to do with politics other than to illustrate that America is a physically large country with some regional differences and it touches on the possibility of climate change.  Somewhere around 15 years … Continue reading

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