Category Archives: From a Bench on Main Street

The Time Has Come To Talk Of Many Things – Cabbages and Kings

“If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.” ― Martin Luther There was a point in my marriage when I pondered the   philosophical question: If you don’t want to do something, does that mean I … Continue reading

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Free Political Consulting – From a Main Street Bench – Stepheny Is In

  “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”  Buckminster Fuller       You’ll pardon the use of a political slogan that is a cliche … Continue reading

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The Rocky Mount Telegram – The Unfolding Story – Leads Us To A New Beginning

Today’s blog post is dedicated to my tutorial professor who reminds me from time to time that my job as a writer is to set us on higher ground. This admonishment caused me to think beyond the current crisis of … Continue reading

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The Rocky Mount Telegram – Making a Mess at Rush Hour!

Having a day on my own in London, I spent part of it on Charing Cross Road in and out of the bookstores that were still open in those years. I was collecting Beverley Nichols on that jaunt and imagining that … Continue reading

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Main Street Is In Need of a Jewish Grandmother

For years my daughter, Claire, and I have enjoyed a little in-house ‘Jewish Mother’ humor, a response when she tells me that she is headed off on an adventure lasting a few days, be it work or fun. I have … Continue reading

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Company is Coming! Thoughts About The City Council and Our Downtown

   “You cannot score a goal when you are sitting on the bench. To do so,                                  you have to dress up and enter the game.” … Continue reading

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