Author Archives: bobosbest

About bobosbest

I am an 80-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.

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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Unorthodox Ways to Read a Book

I guess perhaps to some, I have several unorthodox reading habits. First of all, I so far have refused to let someone read a book to me nor have I listened to a book on a disc. Now, I wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Reading Words

I am always reading two books at one time: one, when I am riding the stationary bike at the YMCA gym; the other, when I’m relaxing in my blue recliner in the living room at home. One of my latest … Continue reading

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Just One Trophy, Please

Because I was never athletic, I envied guys who had trophies. They had received them from baseball, football, or some other competitive sport. I dreamed of a trophy for myself. As it turned out, it took me many, many years … Continue reading

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Snow

I was raised in South Carolina, a southern state where the winters are fairly mild when compared to northern climes. Growing up, I prayed in the wintertime that somehow it would snow. Frequently, when it was cold enough, I would … Continue reading

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Diagnoses

As you readers know, I just missed a couple of “blogging” days, something I seldom do. Usually, a miss means that I am out-of-town on a planned trip. However, on Saturday morning, the fifth, one day before I was scheduled … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Cancel…but if you must

I don’t like to be sick and, when I’m sick, I like to keep going unless it’s a desperate situation. Another thing that I don’t like are cancellations. Cancellations are one-sided changes to a situation where one side doesn’t know … Continue reading

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