In the course of living in West Boca it’s hard to avoid meeting old Jews. We’ve known one of them for a while now and he’s a delight. Tiny Katz is very involved in the community, particularly in Boca West and with Temple Beth El. Realising that there are many self publishing companies out there who can help, Tiny published a book not long ago. It is available on Kindle, through Amazon, and in other formats and places as well. See TinyKatz.com for all the options. Tiny is a great story teller. He was even featured on the Old Jews Telling Jokes channel on YouTube:
Tiny takes you through his amazing life story in dealing with not only his own mentally challenged daughter, Tracy, but also numerous other children with special needs. Through the journey, Tiny reveals inspirational tips and tricks to help people with their own special needs family members and friends help their beloved ones live a happier and easier life.
Obviously this book will be particularly helpful to anyone who has a child with special needs. That’s a big community we’ve written about in the past, served by such places as the We Rock the Spectrum kids gym in Boca Greens. But the book is also worth a read to anyone else. One way or another we all encounter people with special needs. Understanding what it’s like to walk in their shoes (or their parents’ shoes) helps us deal with that.
Niki Kawa, a 7-year-old girl and author from West Boca, is getting some publicity for her book, Quotes are Life. She just appeared on CBS 12:
And Niki also appeared on Newsmax TV:
Ms. Kawa’s father Larry is an orthodontist in Mission Bay Plaza. If you aren’t too sure what an orthodontist is, they’re a Dentist. They deal with teeth straightening and treatment. A good example is, Dentist Santa Barbara. Niki is current a school student at Pine Crest in the United States. Published on September 12th, the book is available on Amazon in both Kindle and paperback formats: We wish them luck from West Boca News.
West Boca’s Barry Epstein has a relatively new group he describes as a non-partisan political club, The Gold Coast Tiger Bay Club. Barry is in the background of the picture above talking with the speaker from the event on September 10th, Roger Stone. Stone spoke at length to a small audience that seemed to hang on every word. His main focus was his new book, Nixon’s Secrets. While this author dislikes Stone (I’m currently suing him), one has to credit him for being a captivating storyteller. The new book follows on Stone’s JFK conspiracy book, The Man Who Killed Kennedy – The Case Against LBJ. The problem with Stone is his long history of lying and deceit. He may tell a good story, but you can never know when he’s being truthful, telling outright lies, or if he even knows or cares what the truth is. There has been extensive reporting in recent months about Stone’s involvement in apparent corruption in the Broward Sheriff’s Office, from both the Sun Sentinel and Miami’s Channel 10. When Epstein previously scheduled Stone for a talk regarding his JFK-LBJ book I warned him about Stone’s past, and Epstein didn’t care. Anyone who watches Stone for any length of time struggles to accept one of the sad realities of our political system – that most people not only ignore a person’s dishonesty but embrace it if it’s colorful, interesting, or on their side of the political spectrum. On the bright side, Epstein’s has created an organization that brings in interesting speakers to West Boca. In May the club hosted the exiled Crown Prince of Iran who spoke to a large audience. Also, City Fish Market put on a nice lunch.
Go on a wild safari adventure at the Glades Public Library on July 5th at 3 p.m. All ages can meet zoo animals up close during a special visit from The Palm Beach Zoo and discover some wonderful animal books at the library. This program will last 45 minutes. Please preregister at 482-4554.