Category Archives: life & love

The Way Life Should Be

I’m back home. It’s my adopted home, the latest in a long string of  states, towns, and villages — Dexter, ME. Except for the last nine months when I was on the road, I came to love the Pine Tree … Continue reading

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First Night

The grandsons and I spent last night in Maine … quiet, peaceful Maine. The two teens helped gather my meager belongings, pack them into the van, take the four-and-a-hour trip north, unpack the van, distribute the appropriate boxes to their … Continue reading

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The Way Life Should Be

Just about nine months ago to the day, I peacefully approached the Piscataqua River Bridge — Maine’s southern border with New Hampshire — at dusk. The clouds were replaced by a relatively clear sky with pale oranges and yellows on … Continue reading

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Play Ball!

I’m not as big a fan of baseball as I was as a kid. In fact, I sort of lost interest in the sport back during the lockout of 1994. It was passively rekindled when I would sit with my … Continue reading

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Congratulations

It’s been a different school year for the graduating kids of 2020. Many will or have received diplomas through virtual settings. The anticipation of finals, the pomp and circumstance, the speeches, the comradery of the class, final hugs and goodbyes, … Continue reading

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He Can’t Find His Keys

I was listening to Real Oldies a couple of Saturdays ago when Paul Petersen’s fun She Can’t Find Her Keys wafted through the speakers. Little did I know it was a prophetic song — with she replaced by he and … Continue reading

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Freedom

I really never felt captive during the virus outbreak. My plans were abruptly changed. Suddenly I found myself sequestered in place at my son’s house in Kentucky. Except for the occasional trip to the grocery store or pharmacy and a … Continue reading

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WKU

There is something special about a college town. There is something extra special on campus. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a Division I university, an offshoot campus, a Division III college or a private institution. They are little communities nestled … Continue reading

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What’s Next

Over the past few months — even before the pandemic stay at home orders — the most asked question I have been asked is “what’ next?” It is equally asked about my wanderlust and my professional endeavors. Invariably I  answer, … Continue reading

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Coffee Time

During my travels, the grands in Massachusetts were totally infatuated with my percolating coffee making process. The oldest wondered how the water burped up the stem. The middle wanted to know why there was a glass bowl on the lid. … Continue reading

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