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Joseph Xavier Martin

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To Trump or not to Trump

I worked for over thirty years in the political arena of WNY. Many of those years were spent battling in the super-heated contests of local elections...

Respect For Diversity

I sent this letter out, several years back, to a hard-working, hyphenated American citizen whose worth had been maligned by an insensitive comment...

America, a colorful quilt of diversity!

Martin Luther King Day is celebrated every January 15 th in America as a national holiday. Most people like me, who are of a certain age, remember...

New Year's Eve 2017

New Year’s Eve It is the 31st of December in the year of our Lord, 2017. As I contemplate the beginnings of New Year, arriving in a few hours, I...

Please sir, I would like some more !

" Please Sir, I'd like some more. " The words are from a scene in the movie "Oliver." Charles Dickens portrayed the characters in his epic novel "...


2 of my comments have received 2 Great Feedback votes

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Yes, insert, there is. First

Posted on Sat, 09 Sep 2017

Yes, insert, there is. First responders canvassed all neighborhoods looking for anyone needing assiatance. Buses were available to ferry anyone needing a ride to shelters. Even the homeless got escorted to shelters, sometimes unwillingly. As...

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Posted in Hurricane Irma Comes Calling

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Do not go gentle into that

Posted on Sun, 08 May 2016

Do not go gentle into that good night


Do not go gentle into that good night,

Old age should burn and rage at close of day;

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


The words are the opening couplet...

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Posted in Sick and Tired and Strong