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American Dreams started here.



Only 1 (one) can be the best is an Olympic tradition.  No one better typified that than Joe Specht.

He was my teacher at Lycoming College in 1975.  My lecture-hall English Lit class met twice a week and once a week in a smaller group lead by Joe, the intern.  I was a freshman and he was a senior.  He was serious and funny at the same time. He had curly hair and a mustache any walrus would be proud of.  He wore the best shirts and always had a quip about a recent movie or current music he enjoyed.  People gravitated toward him because he was easy to like.  Even on a Friday, no one missed his class.

We had an odd friendship I started through a few common friends.  In 2000, I visited Joe and Ani in Vermont and admired their “million dollar bathroom”- you know, the one with the view of heaven and the woods that surround it.   Upon departure, I was jealous.

To my way of thinking, Joe Specht did what he set out to do and that’s an admirable trait.

In compliance with Olympic tradition, Joe Specht deserves a gold medal because only one can be the best.


R.I.P. Joe Specht









Food for good

Jeremy Rosa is operating a one-boy, anti-hunger program for Bridgeport residents.  He is to be admired and applauded. Kudos to Mayor Finch for giving him a boost.  Solo uno puede ser el mejor!  < — Read Jeremy’s Facebook page and donate  food today at Blackham School.


Only 1 can be the best.


The Barn in Bridgeport, CT.

The Barn is Bridgeport’s one-of-a-kind fabric and home fashion store.   < — See their youtube video     < —  OR visit their website. 

Many items are custom made.  Call or stop by today.



Only 1 can be the best


The Dog Pound in Bridgeport

The Dog Pound offers the best hot dogs and genuine roadside dining.  Ed and Noel are in charge of this one-of-a-kind place. Park your car and grab a bite to eat.  It’s located in the parking lot at 345 Huntington Plaza (BevMax, Harbor Freight) . Look for the bright umbrella and prepare to eat like a king!

Only 1 can be the best.



Bobi S. – Nonstop Winner

Cancer combatant Bobi enjoys flowers by the window in Florida. She’s a nonstop winner because of her upbeat attitude toward life. When she’s not being photographed she can be seen feeding fish but never from this altitude.  (wink).


Only 1 can be the best.


Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. – Dale Carnegie


Large Magellanic Cloud Galaxy – Best in Brightness


The Large Magellanic Cloud is a nearby irregular galaxy and a satellite of the Milky way.  It is the brightest visible galaxy from earth. It has a mass equivalent to approximately 10 billion times the mass of our Sun (1010  solar masses), making it roughly 1/100 as massive as the Milky Way.

It is visible as a faint “cloud” in the night sky of the southern hemisphere.  It is unlike most galaxies which are visible only with the aid of a telescope.