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28
Jun

Hoist A Pint for the Boys!

Ah, no worries yee blokes of England. Yes, you screwed up Brexit beyond comprehension. Yes, you put the world’s economy (and mine) into a tailspin, but what’s a little lost quid among friends? Yes, your Prime Minister has resigned and you just might get Boris Johnson, who’s hairstyle and persona...
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25
Jun

Gone Phishing

Scott Berger has done us proud. In every Jewish parents life there are many mitzvahs, celebratory events, as we call them. High school graduation; college graduation; a career job; if you get lucky maybe an engagement, wedding and grandkids. And of course their Bar or Bat Mitzvah. But the biggie,...
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20
Jun

That’s My Boy

I know it’s one day post-Father’s Day and as much as I enjoyed everyone’s posts yesterday about their dads, I still need to take a moment to brag on my boy. He’s not your normal companion. He shows dogged determination in getting done what he needs to do. He doesn’t...
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22
May

Talladega Mornings

If you’re Jewish there are some things you just don’t do. Not kosher as we say. You don’t eat a pastrami sandwich on white bread. You don’t sprinkle bacon crumbles in your matzah ball soup. And it’s probably not a real good idea to invite the Rabbi and his family...
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06
Apr

Merle

Maybe I’ve lived in too many places or held too many jobs or just been around too long, but it rarely takes me all six degrees of separation to find commonality with someone. Unless of course it’s the President of the Ukraine but now that I think about it my...
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26
Mar

52 Years Later

I expected the moment to be surreal, impactful, powerful and sentimental. After all, I’ve carried the vivid memory of it with me for more than 52 years. Finally, I anticipated seeing it all unfold right in front of me. My generation will never forget where we were and what we...
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30
Jan

President Rand Paul?

Rand Paul for President: Last Friday, the day before I left for Pirates camp, I finished my final pre-camp workout with my Birmingham baseball guru Jarrod Patterson. The former Tiger and Royal said he wanted two things from me at my fifth Pirates week: to give pitching a try and...
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26
Jan

Perfect Anyway

The setting and script was Hollywood perfect. Bases loaded. Two out. Top of the last inning. Down a run. The count runs full. The sixty-three year old first baseman is at the plate. He’s been here before, about fifteen months earlier, and delivered. The weather was Bradenton, FL seventy degree...
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