Trying to get published is quite the challenge.

Here is a link to a “Funding Page,” that I’m using to try to get my book published, it’s one of many…


All the Presidents….Man!

The best, the worst, and a few inbetween.

My usual sense of excellent timing has led me to write about something that happened two days ago, the Federal holiday known as President’s Day. If you weren’t excited leading up to the day, or over the thrill of the day itself, you are probably not sitting around on a Wednesday saying, “I wish I could turn the clock back to President’s Day!” However, the crew here at the “Hoffman Files” likes to publish on Sundays and Wednesdays, and I had already committed to a different topic on Sunday…


Elise Stefanik is literally everything that is wrong with everything

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“Well Rob, that’s kind of my job, making people’s dreams come true.” And with that, Mike Huber, the former “Blog Editor” for the Times Union officially launched my “career” as a blogger for their esteemed paper. I had told him that it had been…


It’s hard induct Bonds, Clemens, and Schilling, when you see what the gold standard was.

I’m sometimes asked why when it comes to the “Big Man” upstairs why I’m not much of a believer. I often say that I want to believe, because who wouldn’t? It’s hard though to be a true believer in any deity who would see fit to take from us Bob Gibson, Tom Seaver, and Henry Aaron while leaving Curt Schilling and Tom Brady to walk the planet unscathed. …


We could also use an “erase” button.

After he lost his election to Ronald Reagan in a landslide back in November of 1980, President Jimmy Carter remarked that in some ways it would have been less painful had he lost back in 1976 to Gerald Ford since all it would have meant was that the people liked the other guy better. However losing a reelection campaign after being the president for four years meant that the people gave you a chance and then after getting to know you, they rejected you. As anybody knows who’s ever been rejected, it’s not…


Do we get dumber as we get older, or were we always kind of dimwitted?

ttons

When I was growing up and attending the Plainedge Public School system, there were a couple of different sets of identical twins in my grade. There was one in particular though that stands out to me. They were two girls who were fun and gregarious and while they looked very similar, and at times appeared to act in a very similar fashion, they also sported significant differences. Still, when I first met them I remembered that I had trouble telling them apart. One of…


21 who own the disaster that was January 6th.

The United States’ Capitol Building was stormed and assaulted on the day that the Congress under the eye of the Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence were to ceremoniously certify the presidential election of 2020. Despite no legally provided evidence, no legal victory in any court, no credible evidence, as well as guarantees by the Attorney General, Cybersecurity Chief for Homeland Security, and 50 Secretary’s of State across this nation, Donald Trump and his minions have continued their false claims of voter fraud. Finally, after being riled up by…


2020 took the famous, the not-so-famous, and plenty other things that we cherish.

“Stupid Covid!” That’s become my wife’s mantra over the past 10 months. Occasionally I will chime in with “Covid ruins everything.” The words may vary, but the sentiments are the same. Anytime you come up with an idea that sounds like fun, or an interesting place to go, or think you have found a safe way to break the quarantine, COVID-19 rears its ugly corona head and takes a sledgehammer to the best made plans of mice and men. While this scenario may ring true for many…


Who among us is brave enough to tell us, “Enough.”

I don’t know exactly when, but approximately 25 years ago a movement began in this country that predates social media as well as President Donald Trump. (Regular Donald Trump was alive and well, and was generally regarded as a fool, not to be believed or taken seriously by literally anybody who knew him or knew of him, but more on that later.) The movement didn’t have a name, so I’ll take the liberty of naming it. I’m going to call it the “Being true to yourself,” movement. I believe it…


Life in a “banana republic.”

Many people claim to have chutzpah, but the very notion of the word has to be reconsidered in light of the recent actions of convicted liar and disgraced former National Security Advisor Lt. General Michael Flynn. Keep in mind that this is the man who lied to the FBI regarding his dealings with the Russians back in 2016, and needed a pardon by the outgoing president, and interference by the Justice Department to avoid jail time. You may also recall Flynn as the man who called for Hillary Clinton to be locked up with no…

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