I write a weekly column for amNewYork, and have also written for Newsday, The NY Daily News, The NY Post and Metro NY. I'm also a produced playwright whose play Senior Moment will be produced at NYC's Lion Theater starting November 18, 2016.
With all of its ex-New Yorkers, South Florida is referred to by some as the “sixth New York City borough.” Not quite. In Florida for a break from the winter cold, I recently woke up to 80-degree sunshine. Later that day, there was horror. Seventeen people, mostly teenage students, were gunned down at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, not far from where I was staying. The day after the shooting, I took a stroll down the street.
Are you familiar with the ALS Pepper Challenge? Last October, Patty Haberstroh of Westport, Connecticut, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive disorder that has no cure. Aware that the Ice Bucket Challenge raised a good deal of money for ALS research in 2014, the Haberstroh family posted a video of themselves eating hot peppers on Christmas, and dared friends to do the same to raise cash for research.
“Every breath you take, every move you make,every step you take,When Sting wrote this song in 1983, many thought he was describing an ex-lover who had turned into a creepy stalker. In 2018, are we inviting creepy electronic stalkers into our homes, schools, bedrooms and bathrooms? At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month, many of the hottest new gadgets regrettably included invasion-of-privacy aspects.
@SportsCenter If by "play", you mean being brought up for a few games at season's end to draw fans, yes. If you mean play a position regularly in the major leagues, no. He can't even hit Single A pitching!
@TheDuckman22@dan_pacillo Oh, another murder of schoolchildren by someone with easy access to an AR-15? Sorry about that. Cut down on guns? Are you nuts? The NRA gives me millions to help them sell guns! Sorry, but disgusting is the right word.
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