Monthly Archives: December 2016

Tear Off Another Page

2016 began and ended with politics. The election of Donald Trump was a bitter pill for Democrats, and the race saw lower than acceptable campaigning tactics. The unemployment rate continued to fall although economists always seemed to have a “yes, … Continue reading

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The Last Christmas Cookies

This Christmas could have been a very lonely one with Dimitris visiting his family in Greece. However, I was not alone very much, thank goodness. I was visited by Tom Walker, who is the last of the drop-ins. I had … Continue reading

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Soup de Jour

I wrote this little ditty after spending time in Blowing Rock, NC, where I ate with my then partner at many elegant restaurants and had what I would term fancy food. I’m sure many of you will disagree with me … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve, 2016

Christmas Eve, 2016, is a time for reflection as we approach the new year, 2017. What is the world going to be like this time next year? How will the business-oriented Trump administration affect the United States and the world? … Continue reading

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My Three Magi

We are approaching Christmas weekend, and my partner is still in Greece visiting his friends and family. I chose not to make this trip with him, knowing I would be facing the holidays alone. I determined to keep busy and … Continue reading

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Writing Creatively

Back in the 60s when I was still teaching in a junior high school, I worked with my students, encouraging them to learn all types of writing skills. I taught them the difference between formal and casual English, proper and … Continue reading

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The “Ghost” House

When I had my house built in 1989, it was built on a vacant lot in an otherwise filled-up area of St Petersburg. When I told people of the location where I was having my home built, they usually commented … Continue reading

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