Monthly Archives: October 2014

Two, Now Three

I have a wonderfully talented family–two sons, Boh and Todd, and a daughter, Robin. All three are married and have each given me one grandchild–Gracey, Luke, and Carli. The boys have both been into music for many years and have, … Continue reading

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Halloween and Obama

Halloween is approaching. Kids will be out trick or treating. The weather will be cooler. Usually the scare tactics involve ghosts and goblins, bloody corpses, bats, witches, all employed to scare us. However, this year there is another word that … Continue reading

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“Commericals”

Once, when I was still teaching Composition I at St. Petersburg College, I received a research paper on commercials. The paper itself wasn’t bad, but the author had misspelled the word “commercials” every single time. It became “commericals.”The misspelled word … Continue reading

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The New John Wilkes Booth (repeat)

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, the other President from Illinois, was slain. Obama is known to revere Lincoln as … Continue reading

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Human Nature

I am a closet meteorologist. I have never had any formal training, but I applied, when I was in the Navy, to be just that–a weatherman. With my English teaching background and a remarkable┬átyping ability, the Navy decided to train┬áme … Continue reading

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Real Tomatoes

Before I started traveling so much, I was staying home cultivating my garden. When I write “my garden,” I must qualify that statement as it sounds as though I had acres under cultivation. Actually, I had at most two plants: … Continue reading

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A Rainfall Celebration

One of the best gifts I have ever received is my rain gauge. My second best gift was my night-lights that turn themselves on and off. The rain gauge sits on the small table beside my bed where I keep … Continue reading

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