Author Archives: Andy Polon

About Andy Polon

Long time professional guitarist. Currently a computer techie. I came of age in the 1960s. (Successfully avoided being drafted for the Vietnam War). Raised in a "left of center" cultural household. I was very lucky in that Manhattan was a true melting pot. Lost my use of my right hand and arm in late 2003, due to a TBI Still love singing and older songs.

Marty Laster

I have been avoiding writing Marty’s obituary for  over a year now. It’s still hard to accept this fact, that he has passed away. At the end of his life he suffered through many health ailments, major ones that forced … Continue reading

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On the #6 IRT train in Manhattan going South

On the #6 IRT train in Manhattan Met a brunette  woman with a single strand of grey hair I love  grey  hair, now that I am close to  70 Years. A pair of Andrea Della Robia   earrings, listening to Bette Midler … Continue reading

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The unfairness of Low Interest Rates for saving accounts

There are many we we allow ourself to remain in captivity. “You have to in it, to win it,” is a classic example. It tries to apologize for national lotteries, instead of fostering a saving mentality, as a sign of … Continue reading

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Insanity Doesn’t Have to be Hereditary

Insanity doesn’t have to be hereditary, You can just Roll Your Own, And let the creative juices flow, Hostility doesn’t have to be annoying. Learn to mask it with subtlety, You can get back at them with disguises, Your repertoire … Continue reading

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Harvey Alter –The Passing of a Dynamic Innovator

Harvey Alter became a victim of Aphasia after a successful career as a Criminologist. He worked with several speech therapists and became a solid public speaker, after the onset of his aphasia. He created the International Aphasia Movement, to provide … Continue reading

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Playing Guitar and thoughts on being mentally a guitar player without Playing

How Can I Start this Chapter, when all I ever wanted to do was play Guitar? Well a hemiplegic makes a poor finger-picker. One cannot play mental guitar for ever, when one once was a pretty high quality picker. Several … Continue reading

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When a respected East coast University Medical department starts acting like a Medicare Mill

My Accidental Right Wrist Fusion After a my disabling ischemic stroke, in December 11 2003, I agreed to a surgical procedure to relieve my right fingers curl. And also a separate procedure to straighten my `locked’ right arm. After my … Continue reading

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