Category Archives: holidays

Father’s Day Musings

Happy Father’s Day … to me and to you. Writing with a broad brush, Father’s Day isn’t one of those high-ranking holidays for dads. I mean, it’s probably more important to the folks at Hallmark than to the average dad. … Continue reading

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I don’t usually make resolutions for the new year, but this year, my mantra is going to very simply … live. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve always believed in living life to the fullest, sometimes in unpredictable ways. In fact, … Continue reading

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Goodbye Christmas

I am so glad Christmas is over. No, I’m not a grinch or Scrooge. In fact, I love Christmas. I just don’t like the Christmas “season.” I mean, how many times have we heard I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas … Continue reading

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A Christmas Prayer — 2014

As a Christmas gift to myself, I again vowed to take Christmas off. No writing. No work. But I did want to share a Christmas message. What to do? Well, I “borrowed” some words my wife wrote, which have become … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Give

In the spirit of thanksgiving, this week’s Five Minute Friday spins off the word GIVE. So, for the next five minutes, let’s give it shot. The timer is set, so let’s GO One of the traditions Karen and I stumbled … Continue reading

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Saturday with Santa

I spent the better part of Saturday with Santa Claus. Now, before I get pummeled with snowballs since we haven’t hit Thanksgiving yet, let me sort of explain as best I can. You see, every year around this time, I … Continue reading

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First Night … and Beyond

From this guy’s standpoint, First Night Ocean County was a huge success. But, then again, any time spent at the Jersey shore is a success. First Night Ocean County, in case you missed it, is a family-friendly event held New … Continue reading

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