Thursday, February 25, 2016


Hello Everybody!

This is the first post of many. What is this blog all about. Everything and anything. I will post my feeling on a whole bunch of topics ranging from the world to sports, cars music, sex, politics,crime pets and much more. I have so much to say and nowhere really to say it. I encourage you to respond whether you agree with me or not.

A little bit about me. I am from Cleveland Ohio. I lived in Cleveland for 17yrs, went to St Charles Elementary School and them to Padua. If you want to read the entire story of my  early years. I have published a book called Adoptee-A Childhood of Torment. Early on in my senior year (1971),my mom moved our family to Reading, Pa. I stayed there until 2010. My family moved back to Parma, a suburb of Cleveland.  I a run a Video Production and Photography company which I started in 1982.

Why do I want to do this, because there are a lot of things I want to talk about and just cannot elaborate on Facebook, Twitter Et al. This should be interesting...

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016


I was not born in Reading Pennsylvania. I was born and raised in Cleveland Ohio as documented in the book Adoptee-A Childhood of Torment. Reading was a vacation spot for my family, since my Mother was born there. I had few relatives in Cleveland since my Dads side really did not bother or care much about anything other than my Dads two brothers and one sister Thresa, Mike and Benny.

On my Moms side we could fill a average sized party center. We had a 50th wedding anniversary party for my moms one sister with over 250 guests, a family only affair. In 1971 my Moms eyes needed to be operated on. She chose Reading Pennsylvania, her home town to have the surgery done. 1971 was the year I moved to Reading Pa. Coming from a city at that time had over 1 million people living there to a town that boasts of approximately 80,000 people, it felt like Mayberry RFD.

To a city kid like me, this was all good. Reading was a beautiful town.  I loved it. To me everything was within walking distance. No more Rapid Transit, High Speed lines and no more rush hour. The country was 2 minutes away. Everything about this place I loved, Reading Pa was the best of the best! I ended up going to Penn State and you know it, there was a satellite campus 5 minutes away. I stayed there until 2010. I thought I had found my permanent home and retirement home all in one.

There were times when I left Reading to pursue education, a year in Phoenix Arizona and 4 yrs in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. I even spent some time living in Lancaster Pa. I always returned to Reading for various reasons, most of which was my Mom and her failing health.  Dad died in 1974 so he was not part of the pictures since I was 20 when he passed away.

I was so happy being in Reading that I actually took pictures of different things in and around the city and sent them to my friends in Cleveland to show them what a gem this city was. You could actually walk around at night in Reading without fear. Those were the days.

Today, Reading is a shell of what it used to be. Gangs, murder and all types of quality of life issues became the norm. The older folks passed away. Their heirs sold the properties to absentee landlords, who cared only about the money. Politicians tried in vain to stop this decline. The city of Reading at one point recently was in danger of being taken over by the state. Corruption through out city hall was rampant.  A few months before a murder to let left of my house about 150 ft away, a young teenage girl shot and killed her ex-boyfriend,  we saw a ton of cops and flashing lights down near the Amanda Stoudt Elementary school. My neighbor Mike and I walked down to see what was going on down there. There must have been over a hundred people watching. Mike and I saw a 3 or 4 yr old boy pull his pants down, and proceeded to pee and poop on the sidewalk with his mom standing there watching him! Mike said to me, this has turned into a 3rd world country. Boarded up and burned out homes peppered the neighbor. I said to the mother,  do you know what toilets are for. I walked away saddened to what this beautiful city had become.

I talked at length with my wife and we determined that this city could never recover from the decay.
It was time to leave this once wonderful city known as Reading Pa. I was not ready to leave just yet, but when the teenage girl shot and killed her ex-boyfriend less than 500 ft from my front door, that was it. I got a truck, got some friends and we loaded up the truck and left for Cleveland.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016


I was a  Doberman lover since I was a kid. I always wanted a dog, any dog for that matter but Mom said NO! NO DOGS. She said to me that when I got older and had a place of my own that I could get a dog. I did just that, My first dog I got was a rescue from a local ASPCA, It was a German Shepherd. She was about 10 months old.

I know nothing about dogs other than you feed them, walk them and clean up their messes. That was it. I was a fast learner, unfortunately this dog was my guinea pig, something like Mikey from the cereal commercials, "He likes it". I used that as my model to care for this poor dog,  She survived for 15 years.

One day I was driving along a state highway and saw this pet store/ kennel. I stopped in to see what they had inside. I was greeted by a million dogs barking at me. They were cute puppies! I was not to happy with the way my Shepherd protected us. I even tried to get her trained by a certified Police K-9 officer, All he did was shake his head and said you have the best attack licker I ever saw. She would attack with tongue first, tail wagging.

This pet store owner told me I needed a Doberman. I saw her adults and they were exactly what I wanted. I did not buy anything that day. I went to the local weekly newspaper, everyone gets one of those, full of local interests stories, and classifieds. I went right to the pets section and found someone who had to move and had a free to good home ad for a Doberman. I went and got her. She was 9 months old and this was the dog I wanted. She was perfect.

Jump 30 yrs later and last March we lost my best Doberman ever.  My wife and I were so attached to this dog when he died, we said no more, never again.  Shadow came in to our place mid January. Shadow was born on an Amish farm. When we first saw here she was so full of herself and cute, who could resist her. We took her home. She had a gag type of cough once we got home and her first poop was bloody. Right to the Vets she went. They found a dangerous parasite in her and with medication the poop became normal, but not the cough. She had received her shots and the kennel cough vaccination. The Vet figured the cough was from the kennel cough vaccination, because it is given through the nose.

The next day she looked like she was dead, We got her up and took her to the Vets and they put her in the hospital for 2 days. Make a long story short. she came back home and for 1 day, She was herself again.  The next day she was not moving. This time she was whisked off to a hospital near Akron. She was put into the ICU and was operated on that day.   A few days in the hospital and she is home again. She seems ok so far. Lets hope she doesn't relapse. Does anybody have a rich uncle! The Dog days move along.

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Saturday, February 6, 2016


How many times have you watched a TV program and of course it is a reality TV show. This is so silly it is laughable, Ever since Janet Jackson had the top ripped off during the halftime show at the Super Bowl. The network censors have jumped off the bridge. Breasts are fine to show, but not the nipples, Butts are fine to show, but not the "crack". Foul language is rampant on TV but the idiot running the camera has a close up of the person cursing and a third grader can read the lips. When is this silliness going to stop.

In case you did not know, women do not have nipples, butts do not have cracks and You Mother F------ doesnt end after mother. Really??  They have finally stopped using the bleep but the bad words are muted so it becomes You Mother ***** did your A** H**** of a C*** S*****  get a job yet? We all know now that the sentence sounds like this "You mother of a get a job yet."Confused I am.. What should be done if the censors are going to sensor something,  change the words to instead of MFer,  to  maybe " idiot" and so on. This kind of language is not necessary. Just imagine the Sporanos with the F word removed. One liner stands out was when Paulie Walnuts said to some schlep out of 5 words in one sentence 4 forms of the F Bomb were used. The only word that was able to be used on Networks was YOU!  Imagine this Walnuts saying Screw you, you screwed screwball.

They have to come up with something better.

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