Archive for the ‘Current Events’ Category

A Lost Opportunity – How Andrew Madoff Disappointed, Even in Death

Friday, September 12th, 2014

I never rejoice someone's death and was sorry to hear about the passing of Andrew Madoff just as I am sorry when anyone dies. Now that both of the Madoff boys are gone we will never really know what they really knew and when they knew it.  I believe that Mark ...


Gun Control Advocate, Not on a Warpath

Monday, December 31st, 2012

UPDATE:  The letter was published in today's Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.  There was another story posted on Facebook today -- it is an interview with Noah Pozner's mother, Veronique, with Naomi Zeveloff. Please read the article, particularly in light of the last sentence of my third paragraph.   I am a “gun control advocate,” ...


Irving Picard’s Perversion – #OWS and Madoff Victims

Friday, October 14th, 2011

I posted a story early in the #OccupyWallStreet protest talking about an unlikely alliance between Madoff investors and OWS. In that post, I talked about the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), a not-for-profit organization ostensibly created to assist investors who lose their hard earned money, but whose real job, we have ...


#OccupyWallStreet and NYPD

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

I have to admit that I'm a little conflicted. The air in Foley Square yesterday in anticipation of the march down to Zuccotti Square was full of levity and excitement. It was, well, electric. I was there with thousands of others -- young, old, middle aged, black, white, asian, jewish, ...


One New Yorker’s Memory of 9/11

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

It was a little after 8:45 a.m..  “Are the trains running?” the man asked the clerk as I put my token into the turnstile.  What a silly question I think as I board the #2 train at 72nd Street  heading downtown on the morning of September 11, 2001.  On a ...