Author: Leonard L. Finz

2020 changing to 2021

This has been a year of despair. The number of Coronavirus victims continues to rise at an alarming rate. And deaths are not far behind. The vicious Covid-19 armies have stricken without regard to poverty or wealth, or color of skin, or religious beliefs. Its invaders have attacked left-wing radicals,

Subway car with passenger in NYC at station

The True Tale: One of the inspirational songs of the iconic Broadway musical “Fiddler on the Roof” starts off with a classic first line: “Wonders of wonders, miracles of miracles.” With attribution to “Fiddler’s” extraordinarily gifted song-writers, Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock, I introduce this incredible and inspirational story… A

a silhouette of a person killing with a knife

The True Tale: Tragedy does not operate by appointment. It strikes without warning or preference. Age, sex, religion, skin color, wealth, or natural origin are absent in tragedy’s cruel work. All of which takes me to an incredible story… Joey (a fictitious name) was a 16-year-old who had been attending

a man in a wheelchair

The True Tale: Great composers and lyricists have the anointed gift of separating human emotions by turning their special creations into poetry. On point, and most recently, I saw a TV commercial announcing the future showing of an old movie filmed upon a hit Broadway musical. The film was “Annie”,

highway crash wreck truck

John (a fictitious name) had been driving tractor trailers for nearly 20 years. Being behind the wheel of a powerful rig had always been his dream. And he was good at it. Living in the South with his wife and teenage daughter, he would usually pick up a load of

Bullets on ground with chalk drawn around

The True Tale: Seated in his patrol car behind some trees, Officer Jones (a fictitious name) had a clear view of the stop sign. Having already given out several tickets to motorists, he observed a white Honda proceed through without stopping at the sign. Immediately, Jones stepped on the pedal,

surgeons assistants prepare surgery operating room

The True Tale: Unfortunately, some of life’s roads lead to tragedy. As humans, we have no explanation although many theories abound. Somehow, despair has its own distinct formula in replacing joy, and oftentimes, this happens with little warning. When that occurs, most mortals pray as devoted believers in the deity.

brain scan

The True Tale: He was a brilliant young neurosurgeon (I’ll call him Dr. Jones). He became a neurosurgical rock star overnight and was heralded as the scientist who finally developed the cure for Parkinson’s disease (PD). PD is an insidious disease that affects the central nervous system caused by damage

man stealing at a grocery store

The True Tale: One of the many lawyers who refers cases to our office called and said he would like to discuss a matter that involved a shoplifting issue. Apparently, two Dominican nationals (husband and wife) were charged with shoplifting at a New York City department store and were hustled