Monthly Archives: February 2012

Sail Away with Me

I have never considered myself a frequent cruise ship traveler although I have been fortunate enough to do four cruises thus far: one to Greece and the Greek isles; one around the Mediterranean starting and ending in Rome; one in the Caribbean (St. Thomas, … Continue reading

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Winning the Prize (repeat)

Can you imagine what it would feel like to win an Oscar, a Pulitzer prize, or a Nobel prize? I can’t either, but I came close when my author brother, Jackie K. Cooper, came to visit during the Thanksgiving holidays … Continue reading

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My First Social/Un-Social Drink

I have a cousin Jean on my dad’s side of the family living in New York City who is married to a lawyer who commutes to Albany every day. Years ago when I was a college freshman, she invited me to dinner after … Continue reading

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My Playground; Their Playground

I think I have confessed once before in these blogs that I love growing things. I do not have a green thumb, but I have applied for one. Hopefully, one of these days, my request will be granted. In the … Continue reading

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The New John Wilkes Booth

When Barack Obama was elected President of the United States, I worried greatly that he would be assassinated by some racial bigot, just as Abraham Lincoln, another President from Illinois, was slain. Obama is known to revere Lincoln as his … Continue reading

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The Big Apple

I am the first to admit that I have a sweet tooth. In the past, when I’ve been trying to lose weight, I have had to fight eating sweets in the evening. While I can pass up cake or pie, … Continue reading

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Praying Without Ceasing

I am by profession of faith a Christian. So far as denominationalism goes, I could care less. However, I was raised in a Christian home and continue to attend a Christian church. One of the early Bible verses I remember … Continue reading

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