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.

Partisan Friends

I have reconnected after many years with a friend I met when I was stationed at NAS Pensacola in the Navy. Paul was a Marine corps officer; I was a Yeoman 3rd class enlisted man. Despite the rank difference, our … Continue reading

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The Starbucks Generation

I am a coffee drinker–one cup each morning along with a bottle of water. I used to have several cups during the day but, at the advice of my cardiologist, I cut back to one. With the advent of the … Continue reading

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A Dangling USB

I presently have three ways to back up my computer data: putting the data into Dropbox (which puts it into “outer space”) or using one of two USB external storage backup attachments. Last week, one of the external storage attachments … Continue reading

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Good and Bad News

I just realized that something that used to frighten me has been eliminated. Although we still have predictions regarding the number and ferocity of the upcoming hurricane season, we don’t have the ominous predictions from AAA that we used to … Continue reading

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Gracey Mizwa, the Actress

I recently made a trip from St. Petersburg, FL to Naples, FL, a distance of just shy of 150 miles. The central reason for the trip was to see my granddaughter, Gracey, performing in a play. I knew that she … Continue reading

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Soap Reunification

It used to be that the last remnants of a bar of soap could be pressed into the new bar so that they became one. It seems that that happened when I was using soaps like Lux and Lifebuoy. I … Continue reading

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Smoking in the Bathroom

When I am filling out medical history questions, I always dread the questions: “Do you smoke? Did you ever smoke? When did you last smoke?” I thankfully can say that I quit smoking 51 years ago. I have had doctors … Continue reading

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