Frank L. Palmeri

The game we call football is known around the world as “American football.” This is because the game we know as soccer is called football elsewhere in the world.

I used to work at the Chemical Bank on Broadway in Manhattan, downtown in the Wall Street area, right by where the famous and iconic “Charging Bull” sculpture is now.

There are some things that are so perfect they can’t be improved on. A few that quickly come to mind are the #2 lead pencil, the Victor mouse trap, the Zippo lighter, and the Swiss Army knife.

As he faces 2,000 empty seats from the grand stage at Proctors, Frank L. Palmeri imagines what it would be like to entertain an audience there.

“Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.”

— From “Big Yellow Taxi” by Joni Mitchell

I grew up in Brooklyn and, while I did a lot of different things in “the city,” two things I never did were learn how to swim and hang around pools.

One thing I like to do, when I’m at a party for example, is point out how things don’t have to be the way they are.

What do these three people have in common?

“Never have children, only grandchildren.” — Gore Vidal

Working from home has some advantages, mainly omitting the commuting time and saving wear and tear on your vehicle.


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