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For Adults & Children of All Ages

For Adults & Children of All Ages   “Pronouncement” (not necessarily to be believed) I’ll begin another of my harangue-type of Sunday communications to all of my favorite people out there in “reading land”, who mercifully have fallen onto my bandwagon of followers. Please be advised, mine is the form of wagon one becomes hooked […]
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Things That Make Us Smile

Things That Make Us Smile   It’s early in the morning of a typical work day   This cold morning “the sun is a shining to welcome our day” As the brits would say, come to the fare   Yours, or savor alone Come to the fare this morning   Whatever you think it means […]
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Because You Asked…

“Because You Asked…” QUESTION ONE:         From the mouth of a former student after completing his Working Pro class — six weeks with Cathy Kalmenson — during our Q & A. The student raised his hand and proceeded with what he thought was an important question of me: “Da harv, how did […]
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Making Friends?

“Making friends? Sometimes, Not Always”         The year was 1942… The place, East Flatbush, in Brooklyn, New York. We lived between Avenue A & B. Directly across from the public school, P.S. 233. Uttered from the mouth of a known adversary, my closest friend, Carl: “Give me a break, will you, please? […]
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The Storyteller

“Were we always storytellers?” A RESOUNDING YES! Charles Dickens by Frith | © Public Domain/WikiCommons 🎺 Ta-ta-ra! And my favorite storyteller of all time, perhaps considered the most notable G.O.A.T ever heard, is the one and only Vin Scully. Then there was “A Tale of Two Cities”, written by Charles Dickens, and serialized in the eighteen hundreds. […]
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The Voice Actor

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Amongst Some Special Men

“Amongst Some Special Men”         Our faces were young and mostly free from hair. We were a team of man-kids who happened to have the skills which grown men would probably not ever reach as adults. We were a high school varsity baseball team who was about to establish a national record of forty-three […]
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Life is a Puzzlement

                                  Liking Luring Lingering Loving Lasting Leaving And when you grew To what bearing was amused by you Was there applause along your way Was wonderment allowed Were more breaths in than out Was your heart freely becoming stout […]
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What’s On A Desk

“What’s On A Desk” Who in this world would have the self-serving dimension of taking a picture of their own desktop? Well… I did, and what did I find? There before me was “Slocum the Yocum” — a fine array of da harv’s truths. November 28th, my birthday, has come and gone, and unfortunately, with […]
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Gobble Gobble

Turkey Time Experiencing the service we received in the United States Army during holiday time was a logistical wonderment to behold. It was Thursday, November 26th, 1953. We were part of the 180th Regiment of the Forty-Fifth infantry division and deployed at a place in the Yongyu Valley near the 38th Parallel in North Korea. […]
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