Monthly Archives: September 2011

From Bridge to Friendship

I met Mike, Linda, and Lisa Scheible of Kenosha, Wisconsin, years ago when I took a Greek cruise with my partner. We were bridge players; they were bridge players. That was our connection. We decided, after hanging out with them … Continue reading

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Not Even Porridge

I don’t cook. I never learned to cook. I was raised in the day and age when it was assumed that I would marry a woman who cooked, which I did. However, the marriage didn’t last, and I am now … Continue reading

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Osama Is Alive and Well

From what I have read about Osama Ben Laden, he knew that he could not win militarily against the United States. However, his plan was to attack the U.S. on September 11, 2001, scare us into spending a fortune on … Continue reading

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Dumbing Down

When I began as a high school English teacher many “moons” ago, I loved teaching grammar: subject, predicate, verbs, etc. I even taught kids to diagram sentences. One of my teaching principles was that students could always ask me, “Why are … Continue reading

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Ugly As Home-Made Sin

When I was growing up in South Carolina, “ugly as home-made sin” was a descriptor used for people who were totally physically unattractive. It was never said to someone’s face but was used to describe someone from afar. When I … Continue reading

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Almost Royalty

In this country, we do not have a royal family. I have learned through reading history books that, at the beginning of our nation, it was ruled that we would not refer to our President as His Majesty or any … Continue reading

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Short Z’s

One of the gifts I have is the ability to sit down in my recliner, shut my eyes and drift off to sleep only to awaken ten or fifteen minutes later fully refreshed and once again ready to face the day. … Continue reading

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