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About jalesy55

Charles Lupia is a playwright, freelance writer and lawyer. His blogs cover a range of topics, from politics to entertainment.

TO A.K.L.

You are the alchemist of my life, changing all trips, all meals, all plans, transforming what would be quite lonely hours to ones of glad companionship. Even one so quiet can stir the sun rays.     Advertisements

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THE HUDSON VALLEY

When the hotels of Manhattan become too expensive a few years back, my wife and I started staying in New Jersey.  The Garden State had its virtues, but the trek between North Bergen and Manhattan was a challenge. We then … Continue reading

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VANGUARD

I’ve been listening to an oral history of the U.S. Supreme Court.  One section deals with Justices Oliver Wendell Holmes and Louis Brandeis, two of the most distinguished justices in the Court’s history.  Holmes was known as “The Great Dissenter”. … Continue reading

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HOTEL RITUALS

Over the centuries, hotels have gone by many names.  In ancient times, when people parked their horses at nearby stables, they were known as inns.  Inns probably weren’t the most attractive places, although travelers, no doubt, glad to have places … Continue reading

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SPIDER-MAN UPSTATE

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, the newest addition to the wall climber’s adventures, some changes of minimal significance have been mad.  His boss Iron-Man moves his headquarters from the center of Manhattan to “upstate,” so that his new building looks like so … Continue reading

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ON IMMIGRATION

I’d like to say to say just a few words on the hot button topic of immigration.  It seems that more than enough has already been said on this issue, but immigration is essential to the American experience.  And the … Continue reading

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ISLANDS

The falcon women of my life Were all born on islands: My wife Oahu, in the hospital Known for Pearl Harbor, My mother the Long Island of Hurricanes, One grandmother, the policeman’s daughter, Staten Island, The other Sicily, Where Aetna … Continue reading

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