May 2, 2016 I noticed the the Barnum and Bailey Circus will stop using elephants in their shows after this spring. After decades of performing in front of audiences the elephants will be sent to a conservation area 200 acres in size to spend their last days. This sounds quite humane, doesn’t it?
This corner of earth separates Israel, Jordan, and Syria. The fence to the left is Syria, the middle path is Jordan, and to the right is Israel. Since 1948, this corner stands, only divided by barbed wire. The corner is at the foothills of the Golan Heights next to the Galilee.
This week I celebrated my 85th Birthday. Since my 80th there have been several experiences that have impacted my life.
My grandson Aaron Zachary Soforenko appeared with the World Youth Symphony at Carnegie Hall as a percussionist playing the 1812 Overture. We are very proud of Aaron. He has become a serious student of music at age 16.
May 21, 2011 On the event of my 80th birthday our home is full of family again. On hand for the weekend party at the Taylor Farm are our 5 children; their 12 children; and the new additions, three great-grandchildren: two beautiful girls and a handsome young man.
May 21, 2011 When I was young and living in a small New England town there seemed to be quite a few jobs available for the gang. Although the jobs were hard at times and the pay sort of low, we didn’t mind. We enjoyed getting up early and heading for the pickup area and joining the group.
October 1, 2011 Leaving Boston In 1940, my family moved about 30 miles south of Boston—where I was born in 1931 and had lived for the first nine years of my life. The family was still recovering from the Great Depression and my father wanted to be able to practice dentistry in a smaller community environment. I was nine at the time and wasn’t quite sure that I was really interested in making new friends.
Note from AZ: This piece was written 5+ years ago. My Brother Ed died on January 25, 2015 at 88 years old. I love him and miss him still. I could not attend his funeral because I was on chemo at the time. I will see him soon, either at the cemetery in Myrtle Beach or wherever. He was a great man…
May 31, 2011 Preparing For The Worst It was the early 1960s. The country was in a state of preparing for a nuclear attack by the Soviets. Commies were on every street corner waiting for the word, in code of course, to move into place and take over America.
January 9, 2012 The Politics Of The “Right To Work” The “right to work” has created a major point of confrontation in several state legislatures, and a myriad number of media articles represent both sides of the issue.