recent from 88 SPORTS SPOTLIGHT: SAYING GOODBYE TO BASEBALL CLASS & DISTINCTION
By John Torsiello— In this era of juiced-up athletes, especially baseball players (well, at least they seem to have been the ones who have gotten caught the most using illegal substances), isn’t it refreshing to watch a guy like New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter do his thing? Ok, I admit it.  I’m a... Read More
recent from 71 ROSÉ WINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
By Len Gulino— So much of today’s global wine culture can be attributed to the history of grape-growing and winemaking in France.  Kermit Lynch, U.S. wine importer, says, “France has been the reference point not only for its grape varieties but also for its viticulture and vinification techniques.  Even its... Read More
recent from 73 NATIONAL LOSS OF LIBIDO EPIDEMIC?
By Joe Pisani— I just got terrific news from an anonymous prankster who sent me an email that could change my life, along with the lives of countless men of every race, creed, religion, and pants size. It said: “Men, Age Is Just a Number!  Here’s how to keep your love life burning!”  (I hope it didn’t come... Read More
recent from 85 FINDING YOUR WAY ON FACEBOOK
By Jesse Longman— Facebook is certainly a phenomenon:  about one out of every seven people in the world now actively use Facebook.  So what’s the big deal?  Why so many active users?  And while we’re on the subject: what exactly is an “active user”? The breeding ground for today’s most popular “social... Read More
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recent from 86 WOOLWORTH’S “CATHEDRAL OF COMMERCE”
By Donna Giachetti— When it opened in 1913, the Woolworth Building (233 Broadway, New York City) was hailed by architectural critics as an engineering marvel.  It soared 792 feet high into the lower Manhattan skyline, making it the tallest building in the world at that time.  The awe-inspiring structure was... Read More
recent from 24 WHAT WE TALK ABOUT… OVER 60
By Sherri Daley and Linda Hughes,  Deeds Publishing, 2014— If you want to smile a little about getting older, take a moment to read these 30 amusing, sincere and truthful essays in What We Talk About When We’re Over 60 by Sherri Daley,  Linda Hughes and 28 other women “with something to say.” Even though... Read More
recent from 57 MY BASEBALL CAREER
By Steven Rubin— Some memories stay with you forever.  Or more precisely, something happens to spark a memory, and the recollection suddenly appears as vividly as if it happened yesterday. I work at a small college in the northeast with a lovely, leafy campus.  It so happens that the baseball field is right... Read More
recent from 87 DO MEN AGE BETTER?
By Sherri Daley— Ask any woman, and she’ll tell you that she’s convinced men age better than women. If you’re a man reading this, you’re probably sucking in your stomach a little and feeling smug.  And if you’re one of the lucky guys who still have their hair—or one of the even luckier guys who are handsome... Read More
recent from 81 APPLYING SUNSCREEN ISN’T ENOUGH!
By Elizabeth Smith— Ultraviolet light is a well-documented carcinogen, which dramatically increases one’s risk for melanoma, as well as non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSC).  It is also responsible for up to 90% of skin related signs of aging.  Immediately, UV light causes acute inflammation visible in... Read More
recent from 84 STAY CALM & DRIVE ON
The Associated Press and ABC News reported the surprising results of a study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It found that people 70 and older who drive are less likely to be involved in crashes than their peers in previous years. Additionally, it was reported that these older... Read More
recent from 44 A DOG FOR THE SECOND HALF OF YOUR LIFE
By Steve Rubin— In an ideal world every dog would have a home, And every home would have a dog.   The old saying—that life begins when the kids go off to college and the dog dies—always made sense to me.  Why would one commit to taking care of a living creature at a time when most of us are just... Read More
recent from 82 AFRICA, AN AMAZING JOURNEY
By Gayle Howard— “I believe there is no sickness of the heart too great that cannot be cured by a dose of Africa.  Families must go there to learn why they belong together on this earth; adolescents to discover humility; lovers to plumb old but untried wells of passion; honeymooners to seal marriages with a... Read More