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Looking Back

The one thing Cory could always do on a basketball court was shoot free throws. Even after rehabilitating from the stroke he suffered late in his freshman year at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, he could still drain free throws.  A 5-11 point guard who scored more than 1,000 points in his high school playing career, shooting [...]

Nov
16
Posted at 12:17 pm

The recent re-release of Disney’s “The Lion King” (3D! Blu-ray! Diamond Edition 2-disc set!) takes me back to the day Anita and I took our five children to see the animated film when it was released in 1994. Even with a 2-year-old in tow, the cinematic experience was pretty overwhelming. I don’t know what came [...]

Nov
02
Posted at 2:05 pm

I can relate to Kim Kardashian. No, really. I can. Aside from the fact that I’m a 56-year-old, slightly frumpy (OK, more than slightly), conservative male who never stepped on a red carpet in his life, I can totally understand what she’s going through right now. Forget that I don’t know a single detail of [...]

Oct
12
Posted at 8:12 pm

It was the perfect evening for a walk in the early fall – warm, but not too warm. The sky was surpassingly clear, and a wondrously radiant harvest moon – or was it a hunter’s moon? I  get those two confused – illuminated the neighborhood streets with a gentle, comforting glow. Anita and Beth took [...]

Mar
30

One day a few years ago we had a guest, of the uninvited variety. I know – scary.  But this time it was OK, because this uninvited guest ate like a bird. In fact, this uninvited guest WAS a bird – a sparrow, to be more precise, and a small one at that. Somehow the [...]