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9-11-2020

Each generation has that milestone moment. The one people point to and say, “I remember where I was when…” During our lifetime, we’ve witnessed the assassinations of Political Leaders, Civil Rights Icons, and Artistic Genuises. Today marks the anniversary of our generation’s watershed moment. Like the others, September 11, 2001, started out like any other …

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My Dream

Fifty-seven years ago, today, these words became forever etched into our cultural zeitgeist, and continue to echo across the vast expanse of history. “I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American …

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My Newsday Interview with Daniel Bubbeo (Aug 10, 2020)

Though they’ve never met, Vega said Tiger Woods is responsible for him becoming a writer. Vega, 54, of Stony Brook, was all excited about seeing Woods in a golf tournament on TV one Saturday afternoon about five years ago. He soon lost interest when he discovered Woods wasn’t on the roster and his mind started wandering …

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Yeah, but…

I never claimed to be a psychic, but whenever someone begins a sentence with, “Yeah, but…”, I know I’m about to hear or read, “…you’re not like one of those (fill in the blank).” Growing up in an upper-middle-class Long Island neighborhood, the son of a physician, it’s something I’ve heard most of my life. …

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10 Seconds…

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once wrote, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige, and even his life for the welfare of others.” (Strength to Love, …

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