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Alex Cirulis

I was born in New York City, where I lived for a few years on W92nd Street, although I remember only snippets, such as enduring the Mumps! My Dad got a job in Nutley, NJ, so we lived in the shadow of the ITT tower briefly. I spent my childhood in Midland Park, NJ. I graduated from High School there, and did my growing up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in the late '70's. I Earned my BSEE from Columbia University, and later, my MSEE from Farleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck. I worked as an Electronics Design Engineer for a small Medical Imaging equipment manufacturer for a number of years, until it was swallowed by a multinational Foreign conglomorate. I parted ways by way of a layoff after 19 years of service. I started a small Imaging Equipment manufacturing company, which lasted for a number of years, but ultimately fell victim to offshore sourcing in the motion picture industry. Since then, I have worked for several manufacturing companies. I am happily married to a lovely young lady, and am also owned by 7 cats, living in scenic Jackson, NJ.

Oh Nancy, we hardly knew ye!

Simply as a point of discussion, let me posit an impression. I would contend, that in a reasonable person’s mind, there would be very little doubt that a prospective President, was involved to one degree or another, in allowing preferential access in exchange for sizeable donations to her […]

A bit of Christmas Cheer

One of my favorite parts of the Christmas Season! Enjoy! Eggnog 6 eggs, separated 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup Dark Jamaica Rum…Myers or Bacardi 1 Pint Jack Daniels Black Bourbon 2 tsp Vanilla 3 cups Heavy Cream 1 pint Whole Milk Grated Nutmeg to taste Beat egg yolks […]

Sweet Potato Souffle

A family favorite at Thanksgiving 3 pounds sweet potatoes 1/4 pound (1 stick) butter 1/4 cup dry sherry (a better sherry makes a difference) 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon cinnamon Cream Salt and freshly ground black pepper Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook potatoes in boiling water until […]

From WW II to America

My dad was born in Riga, Latvia, in 1929. My Grandmother was a former schoolteacher, who became Superintendant of the Riga school district. My Grandfather was an artist of some repute. Dad had two brothers, one adopted…my Grandparents found a basket containing a baby on their doorstep one […]