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William A. Gralnick

The answer is short and not what you’re thinking. The answer is commercials. Hear me out.

I’ll give you some examples and then show you what they’ve done to us.

Starting with Big Pharma is almost a cheap shot it is so obvious. Whoever decided it…


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William A. Gralnick

Remember soda in bottles? Milk in bottles? The thick brown bags in which you carried home your groceries? Vacuum packed coffee tins and that wonderful sound and smell they released when you broke the vacuum? Almost everything in your refrigerator then was in glass. In the…


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William A. Gralnick

I know a little bit about a lot of things. I am a sponge for factoids. That probably comes from my college years when I was a tourist guide and tips depended on coming up with fresh, interesting pieces of information about the the District of…


August 29, 2021

The Four Cornerstones of Life’s Success

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William A. Gralnick

I like country music. Not a knock you over statement; alot of people do. I’m not sure how many of them are 77 year old Jews from Brooklyn, NY. My favorites are found on Sirius XM’s Willie’s Roadhouse. They play the stuff that…


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William A. Gralnick

We’ve been here before. That would be about 10 years ago. We’ll probably be here again–in about 10 years. It is time for everyone to know a political term that shapes, or misshapes our politics. It is a term synonyms for which are pettifoggery and corruption…


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William A. Gralnick

So, New Yorkers, you think you drew the short straw when it comes to Governor’s. Ha! To paraphrase Henny Youngman: “Take my Governor, please!” In an expression from Peanuts, “He’s a blockhead.” Your governor likes to touch people, particularly women. Our governor is trying to kill…


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William A. Gralnick

If you are Jewish, were from a first or second generation immigrant family, and lived in Brooklyn, you were surrounded by Yiddish. Yiddish is the much derided polyglot language of the central and eastern European Jews that has not only inveigled its way into English, maybe…


…SO WHY IT IS CALLED THAT?

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William A. Gralnick

A little something to cool things off chez vous.

Leafing through the Jewish Journal, the article almost leaped into my lap. It was all about the egg cream. But not yet. At about age nine, I had earned the privilege…


Dear Children:

As a child of the fifties, a teen of the ‘60’s and an adult now pushing 78, I can not get my head around what is happening in this country. One sixth of the country doesn’t believe what their eyes showed them about January 6th. United States Senators…


PROPHETS ARE NOT HAPPY PEOPLE

William A Gralnick

5/15/21

While I haven’t read them recently, I don’t recall the Bible having any happy prophets. They were grim, worried, often predicting doom and gloom. They yelled at the people, worried them like a terrier with a toy and constantly had G-d…

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Bill Gralnick, born in Brooklyn, has written over 900 op ed columns for newspapers and magazines over his 45 year career. He has published three books.

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