Letters and Opinions

These are opinion pieces that I have had published in a variety of newspapers and magazines. I have been writing letters-to-the-editor since 2006, and have had over 160 published since then. I also play guitar and sing in a musical revue called The Loser's Lounge. With a cast of guest singers, we perform tributes to great songwriters and bands. The show is in its 22th year, and we perform at Joe's Pub - The Public Theater and Lincoln Center in New York City.

Thursday, June 28, 2007


There was something about this case that bothered me when I first read about it. I finally figured out what it was with this letter, which amNY printed on June 27, 2007.
amNY came up with the great title.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007



I know I'm not the only person to have a similar reaction, but I like the way the metaphor works. Metro printed this on June 25, 2007, the day of my daughter Maya's graduation from 5th grade.

Thursday, June 14, 2007



I was fortunate to have the message of this letter sent out twice to New Yorkers. Metro kindly gave me the "big" quote. They did change one line, which was published as written earlier by amNY.



This letter was published in amNY on June 6, 2007, my mother's birthday.



Although the Governor's response can be viewed cynically, I try not to pass up an opportunity to say something positive. amNY printed this on May 29, 2007.