Mechanics & Philosophers

Thirty years ago, my husband & I had two sons. ‘Children need a solid education and religious training,’ my mother advised. Music and sport, fresh air and nature must be part of the raising up, among other key variables. I meted them out in equal doses. Nevertheless, despite what I calculated as equal inputs, the […]

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Of Mets & Meat Loaf

His hand shot up in the Brooklyn classroom. ‘Man’s inhumanity to man,’ Dominic Marvilli called out. ‘Man vs. nature,’ said John Franco, next. Joe Pipitone piped up with ‘Overcoming adversity!’ Who remembers what piece of writing Ms. Harfosh, 8th grade English teacher at St. Mary, Mother of Jesus (head bow) roundabout 1970, was subjecting to […]

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Thoughts on Redemption

Last week’s Pray4Mets post about my Jewish friend Charles and the 2019 NFC Championships skipped over an important conversation between him and me. It links to this week’s celebrations of renewal among Jews and Christians. As his team, the Los Angeles Rams, was going through their meandering playoff motions on that winter Sunday afternoon, and […]

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Caged Birds and Winning Rams

A Tale For Fans Maya Angelou knew why the caged bird sings. I know why the Rams beat the Saints in the NFL playoff championship in 2019. It’s about faith and the hand of God. My buddy Charles came over to watch the NFL play-off game, a tradition in my family. A cantankerous, single, loud […]

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