Originally published in TalkFrank.

Today’s MOSTLY TRUE SHORT STORY: City Boy 6/21/2014

One of the most hackneyed phrases in the world is this: you can take the boy out of the city. But you can’t take the city out of the boy. Yep, if you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times (yet ANOTHER hackneyed phrase…


Words and photo F LoBuono

In a strange twist of fate, I was watching a program called “The Hunt for Osama bin Laden” on the eve of the 20th Anniversary of the attacks on 911. It told the inside story of the years of effort and the final push to locate and kill the mastermind…


I originally wrote this in the days after I returned from my assignment at Ground Zero as a cameraman for CBS News. It was published in The Nyack Villager in November 2001. I have slightly edited the version below. I present it as a remembrance of that fateful day. …


Today’s MOZEN: When Will We Ever Learn

Frank LoBuono

Within the debacle that Afghanistan has become there are many lessons to be learned. If we do not head them, we will continue to make the same mistakes over and over again. …


Since my recent retirement, many have asked me (often with envy):

“how does it feel?”

I tell them this:*

“you know when you are at work, around 2 or 3pm, and you’re really tired and bored and you wish you could take a nap?

Well, you take a nap.”

That is all . . .

* as originally told to me by Mr. Don Nace.


In a recent conversation with a dear friend, the topic of Gay Pride came up. It was also the day our village’s Gay Pride celebration, so the discussion was both topical and lively.

At one point, I mentioned to her that I had recently seen an interview with a gay…


I rarely write or talk about my own health issues. We all have them in one form or another. Besides, I am an old-school football player who comes from an era that if you suffered a compound fracture of one of your fingers, your coach told you to spit on…


Whenever I finish my shift at work on W57th St. in Manhattan, the first thing that I do after entering and starting my car is take a deep breath and remind myself verbally NOT to get caught up in the rat race that is commuting to and from NYC. …


Originally published in TalkFrank, June 1, 2019

On this morning’s CNN program Smerconish, the host, Michael Smerconish, asked a survey question: Will America’s Gun Problem* ever change?

My simple answer was a resounding NO — at least not in the foreseeable future.

And, my reasoning is this — America doesn’t…


When referring to the term close minded we are generally speaking of issues of social and cultural importance like race or gender identity, etc. However, When You Think About It, it is a way of thinking that can affect our daily lives in the simplest yet most profound ways.

Here’s…

Frank LoBuono

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