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Tommaso

Tommaso

We loved our country, and we loved ourselves then.

May 26, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

My first golf club

My first golf club

The beginning of my love affair with golf.

April 5, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Another ‘first’…

Another ‘first’…

LARRY KASSOUF Contributing Columnist opinion@lbknews.com I have spoken before about “life’s firsts.” For myself, and I am sure for many others, number one on the list is one’s first love. The experience of that overwhelming emotion is wondrous. It defines the moment when one’s humanity is awakened. An equally significant moment in life is the […]

August 26, 2012 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Firsts

Firsts

Discovery and exploration of “life’s firsts” are a wondrous part of life. Whether you are 5-years-old or 105-years-old, new discoveries are the best fun of living. The next first is only moments away and recognizing them will forever keep us young and enthusiastic.

December 2, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Closed systems

Closed systems

Closed systems such as unions, professional associations, tenured educational systems, military services, health care delivery services, government agencies, large corporations, print media, television, civil service administrations and country clubs lose the intention of their original mandates over time

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

‘The Old Man and the Sea’

‘The Old Man and the Sea’

Last week I was reading “The Old Man and the Sea” by Ernest Hemingway. I had read it before. It is a magnificent layered tale. At one level, it is the story of a man and a fish, but it is also the story of a man battling nature. It celebrates the culture of manhood and courage. These are virtues that have been largely lost in our modern culture of groups, organizations and the media. “The Old Man and the Sea” speaks to what life was like when individuals were the central actors on the human stage

October 14, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Monitor the czars wherever they may lurk

Monitor the czars wherever they may lurk

I was living and practicing in Marathon, Florida in 1998. Hurricane George hit Marathon causing extensive damage that September. The country club where I played golf received a considerable amount of damage as well

October 3, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Friends old and new

Friends old and new

I have basically two groups of friends and another group I will call acquaintances. The first group is made up of men my age. The other is a group of men in their 30’s and 40’s with whom I play a lot of golf. The conversations within these groups are quite different, as are the personalities

September 23, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

47 years ago…

47 years ago…

It is September of 1964, and I am teaching sixth grade at Parmadale Orphanage in Cleveland, Ohio. Serendipity had brought me to this place. I had grown up in a home with parents who were kind, loving and emotionally grounded. They accepted the task of being a parent as one of life’s sacred duties. I was not remotely prepared for the experience of teaching in an orphanage

August 19, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

60 years ago…

60 years ago…

In 1951, neighborhoods were the center of life for many people. Families generally had a single automobile. It was used by the father for work and the occasional ride in the country on weekends. Bicycles were the family’s auxiliary form of transportation. Mothers stayed home and tended the house and kids

July 15, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »