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STATE OF THE CITY IS ‘VIBRANT, DYNAMIC’ … WHAT? YOU WERE EXPECTING HONESTY, PERHAPS?

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY JAN. 2, 2019) — THE PLANET presents an exclusive look at the speech Mayor Linda Tyer will not present in her State of the City address. Before we unveil the sacred anti-text, we need to ask why this exercise in self service even happens. […]

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“AND THE WINNER IS …”

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, HAPPY NEW YEAR’S EVE, 2018) — THE PLANET is thrilled to announce the winner of this year’s coveted ORBIT AWARD. Before we announce the victor, let us thank the Selection Committee (SC) for their stalwart work, taking the time as they did from their attentions both […]

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THE PLANET’s ORBIT PROCEEDINGS GET UNDER WAY … BILLIONS AWAIT WITH BREATH-ED BAIT.

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION DEC. 28-30, 2018) — No doubt your attention has been riveted to the latest news concerning THE PLANET‘s coveted ORBIT AWARD. Many names have been put in nomination by you, our readers, and each one has gone before The Selection Committee for […]

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THE AMAZING, STRANGE, UTTERLY ENGAGING HISTORY OF … (WE STILL CAN’T SAY IT) … PICKLEBALL

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY [EDITOR’S NOTE: Be sure to tune into THE PLANET on Friday as we announce details pertaining to the winner of this year’s coveted ORBIT AWARD.] xxx00xxx00xxx00xxx00xxx (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNEDSAY DEC. 26, 2018) — Our dear friend Chuck Garivaltis and THE PLANET weren’t the only ones to be baffled, perplexed, […]

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FROM THE PLANET TO YOU: A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MERRY CHRISTMAS, 2018) — No news today and no commentary. Today, let remove ourselves from “the game” to focus on something more important. Though it’s been said many times, many ways, Merry Christmas, to you. May the fullness of blessings and all good things […]

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JOYPOINT 2018: IT WAS 60 YEARS AGO, AND WE SAW A SKELETON DANCE

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION DEC. 21-23, 2018) — It’s that time of year. Time to put aside our petty concerns, gripes, and ponder the gift of having made it through another 365. One of THE PLANET‘s Christmas/New Year traditions is to re-read the Declaration of Independence, […]

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