Frank L. Palmeri

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.

When you consider how many ways we have to do ourselves in — falls, cuts, crashes, etc. — I’m amazed we mostly make it through the day.

When I write these columns, dear reader, I try to find topics that I think will be of general interest in the community that this wonderful newspaper serves.


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