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Looking Back

May
25
Posted at 9:04 pm

To me, it was all about popularity. That’s sort of the way my mind worked back in the days of the Beatles, the Beach Boys and the Brothers Gibb. I liked to listen to popular music. I liked to watch popular TV shows. I liked to wear my hair the way the popular guys wore [...]

May
18
Posted at 9:04 pm

You probably don’t know Wayne, but you might be lucky enough to know someone just like him: friendly, good-natured, easy to talk to, pleasant to be around. He isn’t the kind of person who is going to be the life of the party, but he is definitely the kind of person you would want to [...]

May
10
Posted at 9:00 pm

They were just grasshoppers. But there were millions of them. Which is why Dad was so anxious to get rid of them. “They’re totally destroying our beans and the strawberry plants,” he told Mom over our lunch-time sandwiches one Saturday. “I’ve been trying to keep them out of the tomatoes, but I don’t know if [...]

May
04
Posted at 8:56 pm

It was a miracle, I tell you. An absolute miracle. We were in the midst of an 11-hour car trip, and Alexander was done. He was only a few weeks old at the time, and he had pretty much been held and cuddled his whole life long. This being strapped into a car seat for [...]