Nelson Mandela taught me a lesson today – RIP

December 5, 2013

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This week I found myself simplifying my life. I offered up parts of some childhood collections to friends and family. These items included caps (of which I had collected 280+ over the course of a lifetime), sports cards (numbers too high to count), and Marvel and DC comic books (each […]
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Autumn Cutlets – or just a list of random thoughts for Fall

November 11, 2013


Fun writers like Andy Rooney (RIP), Dave Barry and Dan Shaughnessy all have bodies of work that include ‘list’ columns. They are seemingly stream of consciousness items these guys jotted down on paper or banged out on the keyboard and then sent to print. I know it’s a lot more […]
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Dogs on Leashes? Well, it’s the law!

October 4, 2013


Recently on Facebook, a discussion over dogs running wild in the woods started. Some folks thought it was OK to let their dogs run unleashed in the woods of a state park while others thought it was wrong. Suffice it to say the discussion got heated and has dozens of […]
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Boston Marathon Bombers – A Theory on Where We Stand Now

April 19, 2013


I was going to write this as more of a news article instead of opinion and supposition, but I figured my theory is either going to be wrong or right and it’s not going to matter in the long run. In fact, I almost made this a Paranoia blog post, […]
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Thinking about Dad, Two years later…this Friday

April 3, 2013


Friday. It’s the hero of the work week. The day we all thank god for. Friday is the good to Monday’s evil. It’s the awesome day that starts each weekend. He who doesn’t like Fridays must be a communist! This Friday is the two-year anniversary of my father’s death. While […]
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Rubbing Elbows with Patrick Hemingway at the PEN New England Awards – JFK Library

March 25, 2013


Yesterday, Sunday, March 24, I spent a few minutes trying to live vicariously as a literary genius. I was at the John F. Kennedy Library on the Campus of UMass Boston where the PEN New England organization was honoring a bunch of writers. Among them – though not being honored […]
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