Monthly Archives: September 2017

While I Disagree

While I disagree with kneeling during the pledge of allegiance or the playing of the national anthem, I nevertheless acknowledge the right that every citizen has to enjoy the freedom of speech to do so. While I believe there are … Continue reading

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Let Me Out!

When Dimitris returned from his home in Athens, arriving at Tampa International in the early evening, I drove over to pick him up and bring him home. Tampa airport is a beautiful facility but is undergoing an enormous improvement program. … Continue reading

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1984 Discovery

As most of my Readers know, I have maintained a journal since 1954. Over the years, I have maintained my journal writing sporadically. I have many yearly journals that I wrote in only occasionally. However, since I began to journal … Continue reading

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Weekends

When I was still in the workforce, I used to love weekends. Weekends came a couple of days after hump-day. Weekends meant time off, no classes, and relaxation. As a retiree, weekends have changed a great deal. Instead of being … Continue reading

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The Eradication of History

I grew up in South Carolina and, if South Carolinians ever had a hero, it would be someone like Robert E. Lee, leader of the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Today, largely as a result of one young white … Continue reading

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Albert, the “Handy Friend”

Years ago, I had a Greek handyman named Peter who installed my sprinkler system, put up wallpaper in my living room, and built two storage sheds for me. Over the years, he continued to make repairs, checking out home problems … Continue reading

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On My Own Again

Dimitris and I have been happily married now for more than two years. As agreed to during our courtship, he would make a three trips per year to visit his mother and sister in Athens, Greece. I have been to … Continue reading

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