Monthly Archives: January 2017

Pre-Launch

What does one do the weekend before he flies to Honolulu, Hawaii? First, he continues taking steroids which he began two days ago so that his back is not going to kill him on the trip. When he gets back, … Continue reading

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My Wise Friend (repeat)

While teaching high school, I had the privilege of riding to and from class with my department head, Gene Beeman. Gene had been the band director at my school but, after a heart attack, he agreed to become an English … Continue reading

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Alternate Facts

This past Monday, Shawn Spicer, President Trump’s press secretary, defended the president’s need to have it known that he believed his inauguration was viewed by more people than ever before. Mr. Spicer defended President Trump’s defensiveness because, according to Mr. … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Curmudgeon

There are not many movies that I recommend. For one reason, I don’t go to the movies any more. I wait until they come out on DVD and then reserve them at the library. So many movies are worthless, steeped … Continue reading

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Taking Care of “Baby”

I don’t like to be sick, especially with a pesky cold. My colds usually begin with a sore throat. If my throat gets worse, then I am probably going to spend many a night miserable and congested. If, however, the … Continue reading

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At the Inauguration

By the time you read this blog, Donald Trump will have been sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Although I did not vote for Mr. Trump, I will support him so long as he does not … Continue reading

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My Entertainment on the way to Hawaii

Knowing that Dimitris and I are in for a long, long flight to Honolulu in the near future, I decided I needed something to distract me and keep me from counting the hours. After shopping at Staples and finding nothing, I headed to … Continue reading

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