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Looking Back

Feb
23
Posted at 11:03 pm

It was a dark and stormy night. No, really – it was. Dark and cold, with a mid-winter snow storm swirling about, blanketing the world with its oppressively heavy wetness. And not just outside.  Inside my soul it was dark and stormy, too. It had been one of those days – you know what I [...]

Feb
16
Posted at 10:59 pm

George was my best friend in elementary school. Which is not to say I didn’t have other friends.  I did.  I grew up with a great bunch of guys: Albert, Ron and Don (yeah, they were twins), Dean and Kenny, to name just five. We tended to do things as a group (did someone say [...]

Feb
09
Posted at 10:52 pm

Well, it’s finally happened.  After 33.5 year of marriage and 34 Valentine’s Days as a couple (I count that first one because I was TOTALLY concentrating on her from across the room during that church Valentine’s dance even though she was so busy being a dancing queen with that one ballroom dancing guy that she [...]

Feb
02
Posted at 10:46 pm

At our house there are basically three classifications of Super Bowl party attendees. First are those who are actually interested in the game.  In a sad bit of irony, it is generally true that those who are most interested in the Super Bowl game are the least interesting – and generally, most obnoxious – people [...]