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About andypolon

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.

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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Robert Gellman

In the early days, before I established a positive identity as a disabled person. Robert was tremendously helpful to me. He was similarly disabled, and he was also highly intelligent and competent. He became disabled at a young age, I … Continue reading

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Albert Polon

My dad was a tremendous positive influence on me. He was quite aware and an excellent teacher. Compassionate, creative, he helped me create and grow a strong moral core. The Polon family was always concerned with the contradictions inherent in … Continue reading

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