Monthly Archives: June 2011

Sex Change

In 1993, while I was still teaching advanced English students at Northeast High School, I learned that I had prostate cancer and needed to have  surgery. The diagnosis frightened me, of course, but I was also greatly concerned because I would … Continue reading

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I’m Not Going To Be Able To…

I have a pet peeve — cancellations. The person who is cancelling usually begins with, “I’m sorry I’m not going to be able to….” I know there are sometimes good reasons for cancellations, and I do appreciate receiving a notice ahead of … Continue reading

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The Movie Maze

I recently watched the movie, “Inception.” I know — you saw that months ago. Because I don’t go to the theater for movies, I must wait until they come out on DVD. Not only do I wait for their availability in the stores, but … Continue reading

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Water, Water Everywhere

Where did the bottled water craze come from? Until a few years ago, everyone I knew put water in water jugs and stored them in the refrigerator. They usually swigged out of them when they were home. At work, they … Continue reading

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Bobo’s First

In 1963, I was in the US Navy, stationed in Pensacola, FL. I had a wonderful assignment — working at the Naval Air Station on a three-star admiral’s staff, overseeing the airplanes in the Naval Air Training Command, including the … Continue reading

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Alarming

Once, during my teaching career, I was hired to conduct a seminar for a group of teachers in a remote central Florida community. The little town was far off the “main track,” and I realized that I was going to … Continue reading

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Cereal Killer

I grew up in a home where Kellogg’s Corn Flakes was the main breakfast serving. Corn Flakes were even sometimes lunch and dinner offerings as well. I was tireless in my dedication to this brand of cereal and collected the … Continue reading

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