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19 Nov: Pure Democracy, Representative Republic, Democratic Socialism…Which is the America We Want?

Without diligence and resistance to the forces of tyranny, people will slowly become complacent and “duped” by clever, well-funded politicians, beholden to the ideals of large corporations that expect returns on their investment. Is it any wonder that when a self-made individual like Donald Trump bypasses the system and gains political prominence, governing stops, and the mission strategy changes to a “seek and destroy at all costs”?

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02 Jan: Mediocrity Rules! Let’s Talk Next Generation

The high-tech lifestyles of Millennials have either pushed them into economic and business savvy greatness or made them too complacent to take on life’s challenges. in 2019, Millennials will be the largest U.S. Generation as 77 million Boomers approach old age and retirement. But are the next generations strong enough and prepared to meet the challenge?

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04 Dec: “Ok Boomer” & Generational Smack Talk: The Youth of Today Are the Boomers of Tomorrow, and We’re Actually On Your Side

The life cycle from young to old is filled with challenges and rewards. The “OK Boomer” movement, like other past generational movements, creates generational identity and solidarity but also distracts from necessary conversation. As a boomer, I recognize the need for ushering in a New America; we did the same in the 1960’s. Let’s show some respect for our humanity, enjoy the ride into progress, and remember that the youth of today are the boomers of tomorrow.

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01 May: Lessons Learned: What About That Neighborhood?

Sal’s childhood neighborhood of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn was home to the largest population of Italians in the Five Boroughs. In this post, Sal discusses everything from tangling with bullies from the Genovese crime family, to the struggles that many families from many different backgrounds had coming out of the Great Depression, and everything in between. One thing is for sure though- every one of the “Boys” of Brooklyn came home for dinner when the streetlights came on- especially Sal… who’s Mother had a powerful whistle the whole neighborhood could hear.