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The British Invasion…50 Years Later

I was about 11 and a half years old, living in the Long Island suburban paradise called Roslyn when four guys from someplace in England started both a musical and cultural revolution on a chilly night in February 1964. In … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving…what a concept!

A uniquely American event takes place on the last Thursday of every November. We call it THANKSGIVING.  The history, the traditions, the rituals have been passed down generation to generation for nearly 400 years…a mighty long time when you consider … Continue reading

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A Jet Fan Talks Giants Palyoffs

I just got finished saying the NY JETS are probably going to the playoffs.  Here’s one better for you. If the NY GIANTS beat the Packers this week,  and then the Cowboys next,  they are going to win their division.  … Continue reading

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Emperor Angelfish…A Hardy, Beautiful Bully!

Pomacanthus imperator is a spectacularly beautiful marine tropical fish found in the warm coral reef waters of the world.  It’s habitat includes the Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Hawaiian Islands, (though I’ve never seen one from Hawaii) … Continue reading

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I am reading a truly great book by Larry Kane…the newsman who traveled with the Beatles on their ’64 and ’65 American tours.  He later became quite close to John Lennon and stays friendly with Paul and Ringo even today. … Continue reading

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Russell’s Brand of Humour – In Many Ways it’s Quite Enlightening

A few years ago while channel surfing my way through a dull evening I came across one of those inane entertainment talk shows where brainless bleach blondes extol the dubious virtues of the latest pop culture heroes / phenomenons. I … Continue reading

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Stop and Frisk…a Very Slippery Slope…

Wikipedia describes New York City’s STOP & FRISK  program thusly…“The New York City stop-question-and-frisk program is a practice of the New York City Police Department by which police officers stop and question tens of thousands of pedestrians annually, and frisk … Continue reading

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What does the 2013 season hold for the New York Jets? – Part 1

It happens every year right around this time.  A large number of young men fighting it out for a spot on an NFL team. The cliche of  shedding “blood, sweat and tears” to make a team holds true for this … Continue reading

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I think we would all agree we all have some time to play but that none of us has enough time to play.  Well maybe a few of the ultra-wealthy, privleged jet setters amongst us may have sufficient time  to … Continue reading

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Joe Refano Twitter account

My partner,  the eminent Paul H. Brokaw reminds me to teel you that my Twitter handle is @joeref  so please feel free to tweet tweet tweet.  If it sounds interesting I’ll share it here.  Oh yeah…and don’t forget to follow … Continue reading

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