Category Archives: JEmail

JEMAIL: Moore, Kevin (MC1980) remembers the many venues



Dear CIC,

During my stay at Manhattan College from 1976 to 1980, residents had several options when overwhelmed with thirst. Besides the Greenleaf and the Pinewood, there were also the Terminal and C & B’s on Broadway and there was a bar whose name I can’t remember just up the street from Overlook. In fact each spring there was a race held with each contestant having to stop at each bar for one cup of beer before moving on to the next bar. There was also Pauline’s and a couple of other places around 231st street. My freshman year the Greenleaf with it’s special of 5 cups of beer for $1 was the place to be. The Terminal introduced $2 pitchers on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and became the place to be sophomore year. The Pinewood with its proximity to Broadway Joe’s Pizza was where we spent most of our time junior and senior year. The Pinewood had a lunch special ( a sandwich from the deli next door and two beers for $5) that beat anything on offer from the cafeteria by a mile. They also had free pizza from Broadway Joe’s on Sunday nights. When our intramural basketball team returned to play in the alumni league for a couple of seasons and actually won it one year, the Pinewood sprung for champagne for us. What a great place. So sorry to see it go.

Kevin Moore

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Moore, Kevin (MC1980) 

[JR: Sigh.Those were the “good old days”.]  

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JEMAIL: Nicholas, Douglas (MC1964) has a new novel


Hi John,

The third novel in my tetralogy about Irish queen-in-exile Maeve, traveling incognito as Molly through 13th-century England, and her extraordinary family has been published by Simon and Schuster. I’m attaching some reviews and a promotional e-card put out by S&S.

In my next email I’ll send a picture of the front cover. Use anything that strikes your fancy.

Warm regards,

Douglas Nicholas, Arts ’64

2015 Apr 14 zzThrone of Darkness e card

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JEMAIL: O’Connor, Bob (MC1953) reports Huie, Robert E. [MC1951 RIP]


O’Connor, Bob (MC1953) reports:

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Time: April 11, 2015 at 1:46 pm

Robert E. Huie
Class of 1951
Obit in Middlesex News (Framingham. MA) April 10, 2015

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[JR: Thanks, Bob. Much appreciated.]

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JEMAIL: Jablon, Ken (MC1962) asks a challenging question



You said, “As a little L libertarian, I trace my belief back to the ‘classical liberal’. Every man is his own sovereign.” I agree. The problem is that many individuals and most religions, particularly the Catholic Church, state that only they know what the “moral truths” are. So how can “every man be his own sovereign?”

Ken Jablon ’62

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[JR: Wow! You do remember that I’m a fat old white guy injineer. Right? With enough D’s in Theology to choke a horse. I’ll answer this like the good fallen away little c fellow I am. Honest I am; asserts I can. Remember Wayne Dyer? He quotes Mother Theresa about “silence”. I heard him speak once — Alma Mater exposed me to Doctor Norman Vincent Peale, the Dali Lama, and whole bunch of other “inspired” individuals. Any way Dyer told a tale — no idea if true of not — no reason to doubt or no evidence to support — that he was speaking to a hostile crowd about abortion — and he said something like “be quiet. search your soul and listen to what it says is right.” The crowd disappeared. I make no claim to know what the Truth is, or even what it should be for others. But, if I sit quietly and listen, I know what is right for me. Hence my religious (little R) beliefs, my little L libertarian politics, and my knowledge that I have much to atone for in my life. Holy Mother Church and other “actors” can state that they know the “moral truths”. I wouldn’t dispute them. Who am I? But I’m reminded of a movie scene of Saint Thomas Moore. “And when we die, and you are sent to heaven for doing your conscience, and I am sent to hell for not doing mine, will you come with me, for fellowship?” Paul Scofield as Thomas More in “A Man for All Seasons” (1966) Hence, I’ll follow my own inner “guide”. And, as my own sovereign, will conduct myself consistent with my own inner standards. If wrong, I can only say: “I did my best”?  ]  

[JR: Thanks for the hardest email I’ve ever received via Jasper Jottings. Humbles me. Dona Nobis Pacem]  

[JR: Upon reflection, I hope this wasn’t rhetorical. If it was, don’t I look dumb!]  

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JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) cites past glory


Dear John,

The Sunday NY Daily News (3/29/15) has a piece, on page 75, headed:
Here’s a countdown of the most shocking tourney victories of all time:


How can you forget Jack Powers (’58) and the Jaspers upsetting
Jerry West and No.1-ranked West Virgina to open the 1958 tournament at
Madison Square Garden. Powers, the longtime director of the NIT, scored
20 points as the Jaspers held West to 10 points.

9. (Rest Deleted)

These were the glory days!


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

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[JR: I think the recent upset of Maryland in the NIT was my personal favorite. I have a friend who is a Terp and I rubbed it in well. Laugh! Fear the underside playing for pride.]

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JEMAIL: Delaney, Gerard M. (MC1975) says thanks



Thanks for the pointer to the obit in The Tablet for Aunt Helen. It helped to complete (and correct) part of my family history. 
I always thought it was I was the first member of my family to attend Manhattan. Then, after I graduated, I found out that Aunt Helen had beaten me by twenty years!
Thanks also to Philip J. Colon for putting her on his prayer list, and to all of our brother (and sister) Jaspers who have said an Ave for her. 
Peace in the Eucharistic Lord, 
Gerard Delaney
Gearárd Michaél Breandán Dubshláine
Go mbeannai Dia, a Maírha, a Padraig thu

[JR: Sorry for your loss. Just trying to “collect” all the Jasper news. Funny, how little we really do know about others. I wish I had the resources to capture all the stories, dikw (i.e., data, information, knowledge, wisdom), as well as the legends (i.e., what we think happened — even if we’re probably suffering selective memory). Laugh! The good Nuns and Brothers certainly were a God send to us. I think future generations will not understand their contribution to society. (Certainly they demonstrated the failings of today’s Gooferment Skrules!)]  
Delaney, Gerard M. (MC1975)
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JEMAIL: Dans, Peter E. (MC1957) on Hollywood


HI John:

I did not respond to your excellent endnote on “What happened to Hollywood”. However, when I saw it praised in this week’s edition of Jasper Jottings,.I thought I would chime in and give you an update since I haven’t written in a while.. As you may know, I have been writing a column titled the Physician at the Movies for Pharos the quarterly Journal of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society for 25 years. I had the same concerns. In 2009, Rowman and Littlefield published my book Christians in the Movies: A Century of Saints and Sinners which looks at the treatment of Christians and specifically Catholicism in about 200 movies by decade from 1905 to 2008. It shows the change from reverence to ridicule beginning about 1970 with the demise of Legion of Decency and the stringent Hays Code. It got excellent reviews and sold out its hardback edition and is available at a much reduced price in paperback and electronically on Amazon.

Since 2000 at age 62 I have published 7 books on various subjects including the portrayal of doctors in the movies, growing up on The Lower East Side (in its fourth printing). My children’s book about the peregrine falcons return to Baltimore is being used in the 3rd grade curriculum in the Baltimore public schools. Another children’s book Sergeant Bill and His Horse Bob will be published by Camino Books this Summer. More info is available at my website

I self-published a book about the Life and Death of my high schools La Salle Military School after 118 years in 2001. It is available through the LSMA Alumni Association. The other book about my wife’s battle with Breast Cancer, Colette’s Story, was given to relatives and friends. Even people who didn’t know Colette and have seen the book have been touched by it.

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I continue to read and enjoy Jasper Jottings. Keep up the good work.

Best regards,


Dans, Peter E. (MC1957)

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