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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.

A Tale of Two Cities…Saigon and Kabul

For the second instance in my lifetime, we have suffered an ignominious defeat at the hands of an unwashed rabble. In the first instance I recall South Vietnamese, most of whom we had used to our own purposes, and were about to abandon, clutching at the struts of […]

Lessons Learned

The last four years have been a learning experience for most of us. I watched the Watergate hearings in 1973. I read the tape transcripts in The New York Times – when it was still a newspaper worthy of reading. I recall my parent’s horror at the language […]

Pink Slips all around!

It has become more apparent of late, than ever in our history, that the folks in Washington DC, have forgotten who they work for. As an American taxpayer, and householder of many more years than I wish to admit, I really want to learn the economic breakthrough that […]


I haven’t written an editorial thus far. My childhood friend, Torchlight founder, and co-editor, Anthony Rizutto, who I sorely miss on these pages, would have easily written volumes in these past few days. My wife asked me how I felt after the DC goings on. Appalled. I had […]

Was Joe McCarthy right all along?

I find myself wondering just that of late. What of Hollywood? That theory has sadly been proven again and again. But what else are we to expect from the “artsy fartsy” crowd? They have been in virtual lockstep with Lenin’s experiment since Edison’s “Great Train Robbery”. And what […]

Impeachment discussions are symptoms of TDS

Congress seems to be intent on wasting The People’s time with Impeachment, yet more Gun control, an emergency shutdown recall, legalizing Pot, and justifying Infanticide. GET REAL ALREADY! Barring a disaster of biblical proportions, Trump is likely to win reelection in 2020. After which, in 2024, Mike Pence […]