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About bobosbest

I am a 79-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.

Where Do You Go To Celebrate?

Several times a year there are occasions which require celebration, such as birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Dimitris and I have no special place yet for birthdays, but we definitely head for Spinners, the revolving restaurant on St. Pete Beach, where we celebrate our … Continue reading

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My First Love

When I finally admitted to myself that I was a gay man, I sought to be delivered from that “curse” by attending a program called “Straight Ahead” at a church annex building in Tampa.” I was by then divorced but looking … Continue reading

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Dual Memberships

I don’t know how anyone lives without the American Automobile Association. That organization has rescued me many times. I have AAA Plus which means they will tow my car 100 miles, even bringing it first home to my house and then … Continue reading

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Rolling Pills

At age 79, every morning I take vitamins and fiber pills–three pills in all with an extra B-complex pill twice a week. When I first get to my computer in the morning, I immediately collect the pills from the different … Continue reading

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My Five-Day Respite

How many of you have had a summer “respite?” Well, I kn0w–what I’m calling a respite is usually called a vacation. This past week was both vacation and relaxation away from home. We departed on Tuesday via an Air Canada … Continue reading

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Quick Showers of Blessing

My partner loves to take prolonged showers. If he can think of any reason during the day to take a second–or third shower, he’s in there and usually for a considerable amount of time. I, on the other hand, am … Continue reading

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My Neighbor and I Meet

I love my home. I had my home built nearly 30 years ago. There were two major appeals to this property: (1) there were two magnolia trees in the front yard, and  (2) I had an alleyway entrance in the … Continue reading

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