Category Archives: Personal

Ladybird Needs a Loving Home

I’ll be the first to admit that I was prejudiced against Pitbull dogs, thanks largely to the negative media attention given to those unfortunate creatures that are mishandled or mistreated by their owners. Honestly…just about any dog of any breed … Continue reading

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Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks

We are informed by the hoary cliche that one cannot teach an old dog new tricks. To a certain extent, there is some hoary truth in the adage, but it was coined long before the advent of tasers and cattle … Continue reading

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Does a Bear Crap in the Dunellen Woods?

Yes he does – as surely as the pope is Catholic. (07/04/12) DUNELLEN- Animal control officers and firefighters rescued a black bear cub from a tree in Dunellen, where it had been stuck all afternoon. Witnesses say the 150-pound bear … Continue reading

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Oops! I Did It Again.

It never fails – and for one of the very reasons Nicole said was necessary for her to marry me: I would, quite literally, misplace my own head were it not attached to my body and then forget where I … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day

On this day six years ago, I laid my father’s ashes to rest in a pristine lake not far from his home in the Adirondacks in upstate New York. Here is the eulogy I delivered on the shore of that … Continue reading

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The Bulldog is Back

Some haitus…three days later and the itch to write got so bad that no amount of scratching could make it go away. Note the new header: no more punditry for this candid canine. The recent primary left me more jaded … Continue reading

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The Death of Conservatism in New Jersey

Few things speak with greater volume and clarity than a landslide victory in what many thought would be a close political race where differences between the contenders were stark and easily discernible. In the case of the 7th Congressional District, … Continue reading

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Bulldog and Nicole Finally Tie The Knot

Yes, it’s true, my friends: yesterday, at no less significant a venue than Proprietary House in Perth Amboy on no less significant a date than June 2, the Honorable Maria Del Valle-Koch officiated at an exchange of vows in a … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Do the Facebook Thing

I must confess to a tiny, delightful, shiver of unctuous moral superiority when I explain to stunned listeners that “I don’t do Facebook.” The expression on their faces is priceless – as if I had just haughtily informed them that … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

My father served in the U.S. Army in the early 1950s – shortly after the Iron Curtain descended between Eastern and Western Europe. He was stationed in the heart of West Berlin at a time when several divisions of Soviet … Continue reading

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