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lygafe

  • joined Apr 01, 2009
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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 Kris Humphries
Voted on Apr 21 2014, 10:15a
We Celtics fans know what the Truth can do, and are hoping that he and KG lead the Nets at least to the finals.
Commented on Paul Pierce: "That's why they got me here!" on Apr 20 2014, 9:31a - 1 reply
Excellent overall analysis, and yet there are still people who haven't come to terms that RR hasn't been completely healthy this entire season.
Commented on Pounding the Ball on Apr 19 2014, 5:44p
for Yes - Rondo has the skills and has bought in to Steven's system.
Voted on Apr 19 2014, 5:38p
for Avery Bradley
Voted on Apr 18 2014, 6:03p
I have a feeling that he may have been experiencing knee problems that inhibited his movement somewhat, and they were being careful with him, without saying anything.
Commented on And now for the Summer of 2014... on Apr 17 2014, 11:47a
KO gets my nod, and the Dirk comparison becomes less of a joke with each game.
Commented on End of season awards - Who is the Celtics' Rookie of the Year? on Apr 17 2014, 11:39a
for Kelly Olynyk
Voted on Apr 17 2014, 11:32a
Thx., and agree with you completely about reaching what the Raptors accomplished.
Commented on You Could Beat These Celtics, But You Couldn't Defeat Their Spirit on Apr 17 2014, 11:24a
Good realistic recap. I'll be looking forward to next season with the same optimism I came into this one about rebuilding the team.
Commented on You Could Beat These Celtics, But You Couldn't Defeat Their Spirit on Apr 17 2014, 4:53a - 2 replies
for A
Voted on Apr 16 2014, 9:23p
He got a vote?
Commented on End of season awards: Who is the Celtics' Most Improved Player? on Apr 16 2014, 4:19p
You just had to go and bring up ' Wally's World ' , didn't you?
Commented on End of season awards: Who is the Celtics' Most Improved Player? on Apr 16 2014, 4:18p
It'll be almost like drawing to an inside straight.
Commented on The Definitive Regular Season Finale Guide for Progressive Boston Celtics Fans on Apr 16 2014, 4:13p
Since Toronto has locked up the division, doesn't that give them the first round at home? That's what I thought, so didn't mention that before.
Commented on The Definitive Regular Season Finale Guide for Progressive Boston Celtics Fans on Apr 16 2014, 4:09p
If Cleveland goes out with another thud, then they'll lose to Bkln. for sure. However, there's more at stake here.
Commented on The Definitive Regular Season Finale Guide for Progressive Boston Celtics Fans on Apr 16 2014, 11:47a - 1 reply
for Kelly Olynyk
Voted on Apr 16 2014, 6:25a
It's going to be a volatile period, if that's the case.
Commented on Offseason key dates - circle your calendars on Apr 15 2014, 4:45p
That's not exactly a large window of opportunity- less than two weeks in all, from July 1-12, or is there more to that?
Commented on Offseason key dates - circle your calendars on Apr 15 2014, 2:49p - 1 reply
He'll be healthy and ready to roll next season- he still isn't close to being 100%, and yet, he can be incredible at times.
Commented on Ainge: "Rondo's going to have a great year next year" on Apr 15 2014, 2:47p
Bogans has to be the obvious choice as a man who made 5+ million in order to be sent home and stay away from the team- a negative contribution all around.
Commented on End of season awards: Who is the Celtics Least Valuable Player? (LVP) on Apr 15 2014, 8:53a
for Keith Bogans
Voted on Apr 15 2014, 8:38a
Why is Bogans listed?- he's not even with the team, and usually someone who's not with the team for the game isn't listed.
Commented on Celtics visit Sixers looking for 3rd straight win on Apr 14 2014, 7:41p
Who's on first, what's his name is second, and I don't know is third, and have forgotten the fourth.
Commented on Celtics visit Sixers looking for 3rd straight win on Apr 14 2014, 5:56p
The lack of Len Bias destroyed an entire Celtic generation, not to recover until 2008.
Commented on What if? The Legacy of Len Bias on Apr 14 2014, 3:07p - 1 reply
Sonics Rising
Joined on Apr 14 2014, 3:05p
I believe it's 1st rd. if they make the playoffs, and converts to 2 second rounders after 2015, if they don't ?
Commented on How good is the draft class of 2015? on Apr 14 2014, 12:33p - 1 reply
That's my point about Casspi- he has very inconsistent numbers, because he's been thrown in to cover three different positions all year.
Commented on Game #80: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Houston Rockets on Apr 14 2014, 10:09a
There's also a possible Philly first round pick, but certainly not guaranteed.
Commented on How good is the draft class of 2015? on Apr 14 2014, 9:51a - 1 reply
for Jared Sullinger
Voted on Apr 14 2014, 9:48a
The coach is a major part of the problem with the Cavs- I'd be very surprised to see him back next year, for starters.
Commented on Cleveland rocked, Celtics win easy 111-99 on Apr 13 2014, 4:09p
We're short a couple of tall [ defensive ] pieces [ pun intended ] to become a playoff team next year.
Commented on Cleveland rocked, Celtics win easy 111-99 on Apr 13 2014, 4:21a
Hopefully, Casspi will see productive minutes- usually when he comes in, things change for the better with his limited minutes, when the team is having problems.
Commented on Game #80: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Houston Rockets on Apr 13 2014, 3:53a - 1 reply
About the only good thing about this night has been Miami getting beaten by Atlanta, which should just about finish off New York- a double- double.
Commented on Shorthanded Celtics visit Cavs looking for their second straight win. on Apr 12 2014, 9:47p
Now even Anthony is scoring- this is ridiculous.
Commented on Shorthanded Celtics visit Cavs looking for their second straight win. on Apr 12 2014, 9:35p
Why do the Cavs bother calling a timeout? - they've had a time out all game.
Commented on Shorthanded Celtics visit Cavs looking for their second straight win. on Apr 12 2014, 9:31p
We couldn't lose now even if only the bench played, along with Bogans and the towel boy as point guard.
Commented on Shorthanded Celtics visit Cavs looking for their second straight win. on Apr 12 2014, 9:30p
His ankles should give out any second now, after 3-4 more treys- lol.
Commented on Shorthanded Celtics visit Cavs looking for their second straight win. on Apr 12 2014, 9:26p
Now Babb is hitting a trey- we're finished- it's blowout time- get the banners ready to wave.
Commented on Shorthanded Celtics visit Cavs looking for their second straight win. on Apr 12 2014, 9:24p
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