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.

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Human Wi-Fi Hot Spots


The Daily News printed this letter concerning human wi-fi hot spots on March 16, 2012.
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JFK Made Me Want To Puke

´╗┐Metro published my concerns about Rick Santorum's digestive system on February 29, 2012.
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I wrote this op-ed in response to comments made by NH State Rep. Lynne Blankenbeker concerning abstinence and marriage during a legislative committee hearing on birth control. It was posted on gbmnews.com on February 18, 2012.
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Opposition to marriage equality often includes the accusation that supporters want to "redefine" marriage by allowing gay couples to wed. Recently, New Hampshire State Rep. Lynne Blankenbeker (R-Concord) unveiled her own revised definition of marriage by encouraging couples to refrain froim sexual intercourse. Abstinence is, according to Rep. Blankenbeker, a sure-fire and cheap method of birth control.
Now let me get this straight. I get married to someone to whom I am intellectually and sexually attracted. We're not ready to have kids yet, so our best course of action is NOT TO HAVE SEX.
Rep. Blankenbeker, why did I get married in the first place?
The Republican State Representative did offer another alternative - condoms. Of course, condoms are not 100% effective, so if my wife and I want to ensure we avoid an unwanted pregnancy, our only course of action is, again, NOT TO HAVE SEX.
Now that's a redefinition of marriage if I ever heard one.