03/22/15 8:00am

 

COURTESY PHOTO | Anne DeStefano feeding the giraffe, with Bob Jr. and the columnist behind her.

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Anne DeStefano feeding the giraffe, with Bob Jr. and the columnist behind her.

I am finding that one of the things that comes with age is having the time to just sit around and think.

As I sit here in Florida, this column will prove that although the weather is just about perfect, I have very little to do.

So, as I start my second week of a two-week vacation, what I have to report is — I’m writing this column. (more…)

11/21/14 2:00pm

 

BOB DeSTEFANO

BOB DeSTEFANO

After spending the last two weeks in Winthrop Hospital with my wife, I understand that I may not be a doctor, but I can now understand words I never heard in my life.

While there, my mind frequently drifted toward a Shelter Islander who was as sick as anyone could be. A man who had a tragic accident, never complains or asks for help and has successfully and totally reinvented himself. (more…)

11/10/14 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Dr. Frank and son Liam in the New York City half-marathon last spring.

COURTESY PHOTO
Dr. Frank and son Liam in the New York City half-marathon last spring.

Do you know someone who has run 33 New York City Marathons and six Boston Marathons? How about someone who has done a “golf marathon” by walking 117 holes in one day with three of his buddies? (more…)