Feel the rhythm of the rails as you travel the last days of the Newark City Subway, or the PATH, and be relieved you are not present to hear the Preacher Man or Mr. Tourette's but do listen for the... More > noise above the hum of the wheels and turn your ear to the voices on the bus, train or standing nearby on the platform. Who knows, you may catch a glimpse of Murray the Groundhog preparing for a special visitor.< Less
Information about the more than 130 Nutley sons who died while in service to our country. Fourth edition.
In the past century, 138 Nutley sons died while in service to our country. World War I took... More > 17. World War II took 92 sons. The Korean War era took twelve sons. The Vietnam War took 9 sons, and preserving the peace during the Cold War set its toll at 8 Nutley sons. Here, in one source, beyond the names of the fallen, are their stories. Remember their sacrifice and familial heartache that paid for the peace and freedom on our tree-lined streets.< Less
Verse about life and growing up in New Jersey in the 1950s,1960s, and 1970s, and growing older in the 1980s, 1990s and the oughts.
From the center of the Baby Boom, this working class verse begins... More > under a wooden class room desk as an air raid siren sounds, and captures the summer spell and its simplicity in drinking water from a garden hose. It's a mystical carpet ride through the past few decades and the journey ends with the author pushing sixty questioning the loves and lives past as well as what might be over the next hill.< Less
The eighth anniversary edition includes additional information on Belleville in the American Revolution, War of 1812, Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and peacetime casualties. ... More >
In the last century, Belleville lost 157 sons while in service to our country. This collection, gathered from newspaper clippings and other sources collects what we know about these young men in an effort that their sacrifice not be forgotten.< Less
Poems written along the Hudson River Walkway, Grundy Pier, and the Colgate clock in Jersey City, N.J.
You can hear a lot by looking around. Sometimes, standing along the Hudson River shoreline, you... More > can dream of the freedom in the sailing beauty slipping through the waves, or question the signals proffered by a hungry seagull, or ponder why the pigeons follow you. Or you could sit ever so still and listen to the clatter of heels on the tile as the cigarette mafia heads outside for fresh air, while you slip in among them and consider the steel and glass surroundings.< Less
Stories about family life, the father-son-dilemma, father-daughter dilemma, day trip vacations in New Jersey, Brookdale soda pop, too much coffee, pets, friends and more!
A thought-provoking... More > collection of essays and fiction about family life, the father-son-dilemma, family day trips, suggesting elopement to a newborn daughter, that classic about Brookdale Soda, too much coffee, pets Libby the black Labrador Retriever and Murphy the rabbit, friendships and much more! Includes restored Uncle Floyd Vivino reviews deleted from first edition.< Less
Anchored in New Jersey, Buccino pays tribute to the unique Garden State Parkway toll road, but you don't have to be from NJ to enjoy this collection.
The best of Buccino's humor and homage to... More > living life every day with tongue firmly in cheek. When he writes seriously, his stories infuse a nice warm feeling. Buccino's been called "New Jersey's Garrison Keillor, or something like that." His is the plain and simple view of the world around him.< Less
Tales about, of growing up in north Jersey in the 1960s and, of all things, a naked statue and the catholic school tie, Italian American family roots and that dress his sister made him wear.... More >
Buccino's essays cut close to the edge of humor, humiliation and heartbreak chronicling education by the strictest nuns in the world at a school where the statues of saints were said to dance the Twist if you prayed real hard. A wistful reminiscence of life on the farm with chicken coops and too many cats in what is now at the very least suburbia; being the butt of the Cub Scout skit gone wrong in front of the entire pack, and, of course, that dress his sister made him wear.< Less
Dog tales in prose and verse. Stories about each of his three Labrador retrievers and some of the other dogs and people whose lives they touched.
Shaggy dogs, mutts, mongrels, three Labrador... More > retrievers and a pet rabbit inspire the stories and poems in this collection. Pets of one kind or another have shared the past six decades of the author's life, and here are some stories that will make you laugh out loud and others that remind you of the escapades and exasperations you've been through with your pets.< Less