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Hello 2019

Okay, the Christmas lights are all taken down and packed away.  The tree was picked up off the front lawn and taken away by the Used Christmas Tree truck.  The last of the leftovers were cleaned out of the fridge … Continue reading

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LONG LIVE THE TREE…AT LEAST UNTIL DECEMBER 25TH.

Rosemarie and I had our annual Christmas Tree debate last week:  live tree vs. artificial tree.   If you landed on this space near this time last December you probably read about last year’s debate.  We have it every year.  By … Continue reading

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Halloween’s a Howl

I don’t know exactly why, but every year I spend a day putting up Halloween decorations.  It’s not a big holiday to me like it is to some others. In fact, I hate having to go to a Halloween party … Continue reading

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ANOTHER YEAR, ANOTHER BALL

Today is January 1st, my annual day of reflection. It usually takes only a minute or so of shallow thought. I don’t even sit in my thinking chair. The reflection this year is the same as last. It’s not the … Continue reading

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BITTER BITTER

It was cold. How cold? It makes no matter how cold once it reaches a certain depth. You feel it in your bones. Your blood thickens to syrup and your cheek bones, never really felt before, now tingle with pin-like … Continue reading

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MY ANNUAL POSTING… THERE’S NO “HAPPY” IN MEMORIAL DAY

Many Americans routinely spend their three-day holiday weekends with family, sometimes traveling or just gathering for a special meal or picnic. Many others go shopping because retailers looovvvvveee  to run sales during a holiday weekend.  Such are the activities of … Continue reading

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THE CHRISTMAS CONTROVERSY

  So, here Rosemarie and I face off, each with a full fury of steam heading down the track at top speed destine for the big collision when our cow bars meet head-on.  Oh, cow bars?  Those are wedge-shaped grills … Continue reading

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Holy Crap, Back Already!

It seems I just took down the­ Christmas Lights. I do not believe it’s been 365 days and nights. So here once more I’m testing bulbs and untangling wire With hopes of illuminating the house to my hearts’ desire. I … Continue reading

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MY POEM…IT’S A TURKEY!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.  I know  you cannot wait to sample my latest poem dedicated to this turkey of a holiday, but first we have some housekeeping to take care of—the Great Book Giveaway!  All those who left a “like” on … Continue reading

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We’re Trippin’

I have never written a travelogue before so you are in for a treat…or a tedious diatribe.  I guess you could say I am on vacation right now.  Of course, one could argue that since I am retired, I am … Continue reading

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