Monthly Archives: January 2019

A Retiring Gentleman

I retired in 1993 after teaching for 25 years. The reason for my retirement was related to a major change in my health–prostate cancer. I had learned in the fall of 1992 that, after taking a PSA, the results showed … Continue reading

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Trump’s WALL

I generally try to stay away from controversy in my blogs, but when something called THE WALL is used to shut down the government for 34 days hurting ordinary citizens, I am angry. During Donald Trump’s campaign to be President, … Continue reading

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Racing in the Rain

My part-time job as a retiree is substituting at the Gibbs campus of St. Petersburg College, a job I thoroughly enjoy. Recently I taught for three days in two English as a Second Language classes. The students were wonderfully supportive … Continue reading

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Stormy Weather

I love active weather–I suppose that would mean to most people that I like stormy weather. I don’t look forward to possibly damaging weather, but I do look forward to clouds, rain, and wind, if not in excess. This week, … Continue reading

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The Pool of our Dreams

Years ago when we were raising our children, we dreamed of a swimming pool. First of all, there was no room for a traditional swimming pool plus we weren’t exactly earning swimming pool money with our teacher/nurse occupations. However, Helen’s … Continue reading

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My Saturday of Self-Inflicted Wounds

Every Saturday morning, my partner and I go to Winn-Dixie, our local supermarket. During the three weeks that Dimitris has been gone, I have continued the practice of shopping on Saturday morning. I usually find a handicapped parking spot. However, … Continue reading

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Who Was the Father of our Country?

My life partner is Greek. He speaks beautiful English with a Greek accent. For much of his life, he has longed to be an American citizen. Since we have been married, I have encouraged him to make that decision, and … Continue reading

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