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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
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for All of the above
Voted on Aug 29 2014, 10:30p
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Commented on David Blatt answers questions from fans, won't guarantee Dion Waiters starting role on Aug 23 2014, 11:52a
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Commented on John Calipari on David Blatt: "He's a better choice than me to coach that team" on Aug 23 2014, 11:45a
Isn't the 23rd the earliest date that the Love deal can go through? Something might happen around then.
Commented on Why hasn't Evan Turner been officially signed yet? Here are some theories on Aug 18 2014, 3:32p
How many games were lost last year near the end of the 4th quarter, that should or could have been wins?
Commented on ESPN projects the Celtics to finish 12th in the East on Aug 13 2014, 5:28p
for Seems low. They'll do better than that.
Voted on Aug 13 2014, 5:06p
for Jared Sullinger
Voted on Aug 12 2014, 8:20p
for Try to trade him before the season, but if nothing is there, keep him to see if his value raises, then deal him before the deadline There is enough playing time to go around.
Voted on Aug 11 2014, 5:34p
for Yes.
Voted on Aug 2 2014, 7:28p
for I have no idea whatsoever
Voted on Aug 1 2014, 4:39p
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