Tag Archives: grandchildren

For the Kids

I’ve been blessed. My five children have blessed me with 18 grandchildren, who in turn have blessed me with four great-granddaughters. That’s a lot of little ones floating around. Keeping track of them all is, well, challenging. Most of the … Continue reading

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Raise the Curtain! Santa Is in the House

It’s the day we’ve been waiting for! Okay, maybe not everybody but certainly me. Drumroll please … I am so proud to reveal the cover of my newest book — Yes There Is a Santa … and I’ve Met Him … Continue reading

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Words on Wood

There are two plaques sitting on a table in my living room. Both were sent by my daughters and await a spot on the wall — when I decide which wall. Until last week, they served as hard table top … Continue reading

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Another Trip Around the Sun

I was a little young to remember, but I have been told at 5:19 a.m. on a sultry August morning 73 years ago in Paterson, NJ, I entered the world. The family always said after receiving a few swats on … 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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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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Melancholic Melodies

I got out of the car to the strains of deep-throated chimes resonating in the breeze. My mind immediately found the file marked “chimes”, then “gazebo”, and raced to another time in this same space. They were just chimes in … Continue reading

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Reading and Writing and Watching on the Edge

As I do every morning, I checked out Ron Hutchcraft’s A Word with You. Today’s topic was “Drinking Dirt”. In short, the story included an anecdote about his then five year old grandson turning off a show he enjoyed because … Continue reading

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