How to prevent or recover from the norovirus on cruise ships

In light of the current outbreak of the norovirus onboard the Celebrity Mercury, here are some considerations: Pack extra soap, a supply of Lysol, alcohol-based sanitizers like Purell and a bottle of Pepto-Bismol, just in case. Wash up every time … Continue reading

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Receiving a Testimonial

It’s always pleasant to receive a testimonial. This one is from my neighbor Marge who is an avid listener of audio books. In fact, I may not recognize her without her ear plugs on; she is a familiar sight in … Continue reading

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Speaking for the Downriver Town Hall Lecture Series

On Wednesday morning, I received a call from my agent asking if I could fill in for Anne Thompson of NBC News. The event would take place on Thursday, but thousands of flights had already been canceled due to the … Continue reading

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Meeting James Cameron–part three

Another partial standing ovation followed. James Cameron and Bill Garzke returned to our table. People followed them, hoping for a quick chat or to give praise. I offered Cameron my compliments for his interesting talk: “I never thought I could … Continue reading

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Meeting James Cameron– part two

The chairperson for the evening began her introduction of ASNE’s coveted guest:   …He studied physics and English at California State University. Later, he discontinued his studies and worked several jobs such as machinist and truck driver and wrote when … Continue reading

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Meeting James Cameron–part one

My friend Giuliano called me shortly after 9 p.m. on 2-3-10 to inform me that “my friend” James Cameron was appearing on the Larry King show. I told Giuliano that I was on a Teleseminar; but after two  seconds of reflection, … Continue reading

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