Category Archives: Family

CHRISTMAS…GOTTA LOVE IT!

I can’t drive anymore.  This is a good thing—for you, but not me!  I sure miss it, especially this time of the year when one needs to make those frenzied pilgrimages to the shopping mall.  But ahh, we live in … Continue reading

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‘Tis The Season Almost

It soon will be Christmas…again.  The annual wait for this most joyous, yet cantankerous of holidays, seems to shorten each year as my life lengthens.  Wasn’t it just last month we took down the decorations?   Christmas is famously the one holiday that … Continue reading

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FAMILY MATTERS…THE BROTHER ISSUE

Note: This piece was originally posted on my blog back in December, 2018. Lately I have spent a lot of time and some of the space here thinking about family and friends and the role they have played in my … Continue reading

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TickTock

My father lost a good friend he had worked with for many years.  They didn’t hang out much together outside of the workplace, but that did not lesson their friendship.  They worked all day together, went to lunch together every … Continue reading

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MY DAD, SAINT EDWARD

I was thinking about my father today.  He would have been 105 years old this week, had he miraculously figured out how to achieve that goal.  There was a time I thought he could do just about anything, which reminds … Continue reading

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TO GRANDFATHER AND BEYOND!

Recently, I’ve  gone back over some of the books I’ve written in an attempt to fix some little things that have bothered me about each. It may be a typo or misspelling that somehow got past the proof reader (that … Continue reading

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TELEVISION, THE MESSAGE MOVES ON

Back in the late 1960’s, there was much to do about a media guru named Marshall McLuhan.  He birthed the phrase, the medium is the message.  If anything, it provided a new essay topic for college professors to assign their … Continue reading

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HOOK, LINE & SINKER

I am not much of fisherman.  In fact, I am not a fisherman at all.  Considering I live in Florida, one of the fishing capitals of the world, I am suitably scorned by my fellow Floridians.  First of all, I … Continue reading

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The Holidays go Viral

This is a bizarre holiday season that is unlike any we have ever experienced.  The coronavirus presents a formidable Scrooge and we have no choice but to utter bah humbug in agreement.  Rosemarie and I, as the senior members of … Continue reading

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Thank you Bill The Dog

I’ve put off writing this particular posting.  The topic is not a happy one.  In fact, I’ll make the assumption that many of you have gone through the same experience.  And that is, having to put down your pet dog … Continue reading

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