Tag Archives: growing up

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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Random Thoughts

I’m in one of those writing phases. I think we all can relate … there is a lot locked in the mind but you can’t just get the words through the fingers. They are random thoughts — one liners, fragments … 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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(un)Packing for the Journey: The Past

This week’s reflection … I’ve known Tommy my whole life. In all that time, he never got along with his father. Oh, I’m sure Mr. Poole was a nice enough guy, but fathers and sons don’t always see eye to … Continue reading

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A Fork in the Road

This week’s reflection is by Wren Wynn of Agape Metropolitan Community Church, Fort Worth, TX. “I was starting in ignorance, fueled by more ignorance and a major helping of incorrect information …” — Gary Paulsen, Winterdance When I was a … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Table

Five Minute Friday is designed for Friday writing, specifically five minutes of uninterrupted patter of the fingers representing the thoughts of the heart, soul and mind. Our fearless moderator Kate Motaung  — with help from her Twitter friends — supplies … Continue reading

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Hearts and Flowers

I consider myself a romantic. But there is one holiday I absolutely detest {I would say hate, but that’s a realllly strong word}. You got it. Valentine’s Day. Since I was a wee lad, I endured the trials and tribulations … Continue reading

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What Happened to the Dinosaurs?

The short answer is, “I don’t know …” Slightly expanded, the sentence is, “… and it’s not one of the questions I’ll bring to the pearly gates.” BUT, my seven year old grandson would not only have an answer, but … Continue reading

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Family … Family … Family…

I have been blessed. From my earliest recollection, I have had a wonderfully supportive family — even when I didn’t fully realize it at the time. As I grew, married, settled down {relatively speaking}, and raised children with my wife, … Continue reading

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