Monthly Archives: November 2012

Georgia on my Mind

My brother and I have “wonderful” telephone arguments, usually about politics. He is a staunch Republican while I am a dedicated Democrat, and an enthusiastic supporter of President Barack Obama. My brother and his wife reside in Perry, Georgia, a … Continue reading

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New Old Words

I love words. I recently learned two things about two words that I have never thought deeply about: the words are “temple” and “infantry.” When I read the book, The Lost Symbol, I was intrigued about Dan Brown’s writing concerning … Continue reading

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Silver Sneakers

In October 2007, at sixty-nine years of age, I had a knee replacement on my right knee. After getting out of the hospital, I had physical therapy at a center three times a week for the next two months. I … Continue reading

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An Adventure

Recently, I agreed to pick up a friend of mine at the Tampa airport. He had spent the past six months in his native country–Italy. I had taken him to the airport when he left so it was natural for … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name? (revised)

Have you wondered where the name for this blog was “born?” Like most names of things, there is a reason for the name. One of the principles of semantics is that “Man is the namer of things.” I have no idea … Continue reading

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Movies Aren’t Better Than Ever

At one point in our cinema history, there was a saying, “Movies are better than ever.” Oh that that were true today. I don’t go to the movies any more, but I do watch most movies that I consider worth … Continue reading

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Trooper Cooper

I am not into “petting,” meaning I prefer not to have any pets. I had pets as a child–cocker spaniel dogs named Madame and Lady. I also let my children have pets–Daniel, the dachshund who bit the mailman. After the children … Continue reading

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