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lygafe

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I am a photojournalist, [ now semi-retired, key word- semi ] and have been involved for the most part with winter sports, which have included hockey, figure skating, short track speed skating, bobsledding and even some skiing over the past decade and a half, including three Winter Olympics, and the Goodwill Games [ that were a counterpart to the Olympics ] for a number of publications, but mainly for the Jerusalem Post.

In addition, I have covered such diverse sports as swimming, tennis, basketball, track and field, martial arts and target shooting, most often on an international level.

I have been doing professional photography for more than 40 years, have had a number of exhibitions over the years, and have been published as a photographer in a number of assorted publications, with an emphasis on mainly sports and some travel photography.

Whenever possible, I become deeply involved with travel photography, and some of those travels can be seen on Webshots under my moniker. http://community.webshots.com/user/lygafe [ transformed into Smile].
I am now a Flickr member [ Webshots community ].

For art photos that I have for sale, I can be found at Fine Art America, and 123 Stock Photos.

I have collaborated with the Virginia Holocaust Museum in Richmond, Va., USA, and was their representative in Israel for many years. I have both contributed to and written about the ' Exodus' exhibit in the museum, which is the largest of its kind in the world.

I have been a bridge player and teacher for a period spanning more than four decades, and while I have stopped travelling to bridge tournaments, I can usually be found at all hours of the night [ over here ] on BridgeBaseOnline [ BBO ] either playing or kibitzing.

I am a volunteer member of the local police department, and work as a uniformed traffic patrol officer [ officially a member of the Or Yarok-[ Green Light organization, specializing in road safety ] or as part of a team with a regular officer on vehicle patrol, usually 1-2 times a week.

I have been a devoted Celtics fan since the time that Larry Bird first joined the team and completely turned it around. Since their last playoff run, it's been a long and frustrating wait for the team that emerged to take the championship in 2008- but, boy, was it worth it.

My comments on Times of Israel can usually be followed on Facebook, and I continue to contribute to International Hockey Forums.
I can be reached at lygaffen@yahoo.com and appear on Facebook under my handle- Lygafe.
As well, I'm on Facebook under Webshots Friends.

I'm on Skype as Lygafe [ or Lygaffen ]

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Boston Red Sox
  • NBA Boston Celtics
  • NHL Montreal Canadiens
  • NFL New England Patriots
  • Golf Tiger
  • Tennis Agassi +Federer+ Andy Ram & Yoni Erlich + Shahar Pe'er and Dudi Sela
  • General L.A. Dodgers, Israel Recreational Hockey Association, Israel Bobsleigh and Skelton Federation, Israel Ice Hockey federation.
  • Winter Olympics Israel/ Canada
  • Figure Skating Israel Ice Skating Federatiom, Galit Chait/ Sergei Sakhnovsky
  • Boxing Yuri Foreman / Dmitri Salita
Recent Activity
for Yes.
Voted on Jul 21 2014, 6:03p
This is the gift that keeps on giving. Pierce and Humphries are now team mates.
Commented on Boston Celtics sign-and-trade free agent Kris Humphries to Washington Wizards on Jul 15 2014, 6:12p
for I don't like any of these deals.
Voted on Jul 13 2014, 12:18p
Although I believe you meant 2014 Brooklyn 1st [ aka Young- 17th pick ].
Commented on Report: Paul Pierce signs with Wizards on Jul 13 2014, 5:42a - 1 reply
for Yes
Voted on Jul 12 2014, 12:42p
As a David Blatt fan, I'm happy that he'll have a real contending team to work with now.
Commented on LeBron James announces that he is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Jul 11 2014, 6:45p - 1 reply
for No.
Voted on Jul 11 2014, 6:09p
Actually, Bosh could force LBJ to sign with the Cavs, just by committing to the Rockets if he wanted to. That would be an interesting twist.
Commented on NBA free agency begins today (LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, etc.) - open thread on Jul 10 2014, 11:52a - 2 replies
The salaries still wouldn't match up.
Commented on Woj: Cleveland to pursue Kevin Love trade if they sign LeBron James; will Boston lose out? on Jul 9 2014, 6:21p - 2 replies
for Brandon Bass
Voted on Jul 9 2014, 2:35p
A young center with upside and a 1st, rd. pick- pretty good haul for the trade exception, and an expiring contract come trade deadline- well done.
Commented on Boston Celtics Acquire Tyler Zeller in three-way deal with Brooklyn and Cleveland on Jul 9 2014, 11:39a
for B
Voted on Jul 9 2014, 10:59a
It looks as though the Cs made the best of a somewhat difficult situation with the picks taken.
Commented on Is This All There Is? on Jun 27 2014, 7:03p - 1 reply
for Good deal for both teams.
Voted on Jun 25 2014, 3:44p
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