Monthly Archives: December 2013

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,600 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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Gadgetry

As long as I can remember, I have loved gadgets. For some reason though, this love does not extend to cell phones which are the most diverse form of gadgetry around now-a-days. I remember, as a teenager, getting some kind … Continue reading

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Alone but not Alonely

I have written blogs in times past regarding my loneliness on holidays. I made a distinction between alone and alonely. Alone, to me, is being around no one but yourself. Alonely, on the other hand, is a depressed state of … Continue reading

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In the Good Old “Summertime”

On December 21st, we experienced winter solstice. Therefore, we in the northern hemisphere are presently in the winter season. That’s strange as the temperature one morning recently here in St. Petersburg was 70 degrees, and the high today will be … Continue reading

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The Tragedy of the Blanket

On this Christmas Eve, 2013, there will be no chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Too warm for that here in St. Petersburg. Instead, I will volunteer as usual at the library. When I come home, I will thank God … Continue reading

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Giving Less But More

I did not write the following. My brother, Jackie, did. This excerpt is from his book, Back to the Garden: “My brother taught me a good lesson about giving with a story he told me last week. He told me … Continue reading

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A Thief in the Doctor’s Office

I am a man who does not sit patiently, especially when waiting in a physician’s office for a prolonged time. Such a wait occurred in 2007 just after my knee replacement surgery. I was told that the doctor was dealing … Continue reading

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