In Memory of Bob Tynes

May 1, 2015

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He passed on, at the end of 2014 (?). The photo, above–with one of his works of art, in the background–is from 2009. I found these (“contact sheets” of) photos, of a very happy time for him–the opening night reception of a solo show!

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Check out De Novo!

February 13, 2015

I heard about TV shoot that was going to happen at De Novo restaurant. (If I brand myself as “Mr. Hospitality,” Demetri Malki is my role model. From Demetri’s to Table 8 to a captain stint at Osteria Giotto, he’s always been such a warm and welcoming personality/presence.) Sure, I’ll do him a favor (and go eat) to fill out the room!

[Remember when Lauren Glassberg, of “Neighborhood Eats” on WABC-TV news came to Bloomfield?]

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The sign had been installed only recently/just in time!

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So many details are considered!

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Full bars are rare in Montclair. This one is on NJ Transit Property, so it’s under a different political jurisdiction/laws.

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In Memory of John Finnegan

December 15, 2014

I first knew him from the racquetball world, in The Montclair Y. Then met him where so many others new/played with/loved him, in the music community around the towns.

Here’s a little tribute I dashed off a while back, when I heard that he had passed on.

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[Here he is, with his beloved life partner Maribel.]

[Note: she didn’t sing, but–
since they “made such beautiful music, together”–
I asked them to pose as vocalizing!]





Check out Jesus of Nazareth!

November 19, 2013

The historical person…
not Jesus “the Christ”—
that he came to be [made into/known as]—
so much.

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I didn’t know much about this man from two millennia ago, but when I heard a radio interview with the articulate author of this book, my curiosity was piqued. Then, when Fox News’ [debacle of an] interview went viral, I liked the affable author even more. Let me learn something from the accessible-sounding overview of a scholar’s research through reams of Hebrew and Greek and Aramaic texts, I figured…

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Check out “The Black Count”!

November 5, 2012
I’m now reading this book, after hearing the author interviewed on the radio.

I mentioned how interesting it sounded, to B.,
and she picked it up, at the library, for me—
what a pal!

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