Tag Archives: Personal

Birthday, Every Day, Forever And A Day

In honor of my wife’s upcoming birthday (which also gets me out of having to find a parking spot among three-foot high mounds of snow…): I was all set to seek a card, To tell you how I feel, But … Continue reading

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The Concept Of Last Christmas

The seed may admittedly been planted for this post by a combination of factors, most notably being the cashier at our local movie theater suddenly starting to give me a Senior discount in the last few weeks without my asking … Continue reading

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Thinking Past And Presents As Holidays Begin

In May 2013 a columnist by the name of Craig Wilson took his final bow after a buyout from his employer, USA Today. He wrote a Wednesday column called “The Final Word” for more than sixteen years. His weekly writing – … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Plans Of Mice And Men Often Go Awry

Our title comes via the poet and lyricist Robert Burns (whom my father either was or was not named after). Some background. I have another WordPress web site (sportsattitudes) where I remind readers on occasion why I rarely make predictions. … Continue reading

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Death? I’ve Got Options

For whatever reasons a couple of days ago…after all the years living where I do…I noticed there are three funeral homes all within but six miles of my residence. Heck…two of them are directly across the street from each other. … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Makes Eternal Impression

Pope Francis’ visit to our Philadelphia region has ended but for me one aspect of his tour will stay with me forever. I’m not Catholic…I am a Christian. But one quote attributed to this Pope should always be cause for … Continue reading

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September 11th

Like many others every time I see or hear that date (or its cruel partner 9/11) it sends a chill up my spine. I get sad. I become reflective. On September 11, 2001 I awoke with thoughts of attending a … Continue reading

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A Tardy Teacher…A Broad Brush…Don’t Pass Stereotypes On

Perhaps you saw the story regarding an elementary school teacher in New Jersey who was admittedly late over 100 times in the past two school years combined yet retained his position. He has been suspended without pay from the beginning … Continue reading

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Christmas Decorates Our Lives When Decorations Are From Our Hearts

During a Christmas Season several years back, I read a column by USA Today writer Craig Wilson…who always has a unique, thoughtful take on even the most take-for-granted aspects of life. The article is not just about the emotion of … Continue reading

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Best. Christmas. Gift. Ever.

You likely know the music. You likely don’t know who composed it. My wife knows the music, the composer and my love of it …which resulted in the best Christmas gift I have ever received…Christmas Day 2011. Trammell Starks has produced some of the … Continue reading

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Christmas Decorates Lives When Decorations From The Heart

During a Christmas Season years back, I read a column by USA Today writer Craig Wilson…who always has a unique, thoughtful take on even the most take-for-granted aspects of life. The article is not just about the emotion of this time of year, … Continue reading

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Six Ways To Make It To Another Wedding Anniversary

Today is my wedding anniversary. Six ways we’ve made it almost three decades now: 1. See your partner through a big ol’ telescope, not a teeny, tiny microscope.  You have to look at the 50,000-foot view and not micro-manage or escalate incidents or disagreements.  Most definitely, … Continue reading

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