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“Making It Through A Tough Year”

Just in time for the start of a new school year. I had the chance to interview via phone call, a young mother of two. We chatted about married life, owning a home and being called an essential worker and what’s it been like working long hours, non-stop since the pandemic began. Take a seat […]

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“The Tale Of Two First Ladies”

Have you ever played a game like Bridge, Spades or even Basketball or gone Bowling; where you had the keep score and at the top of the page you write, Us vs Them? You and I both know that there is no neutral third party keeping score. Someone from either team is watching the numbers […]

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With And Without Her: “Abandoned”

A few days away Hello dear reader, it’s been a while since I’ve spoken to you. I tend to wait until I have something to say. And when it comes to this subject, grief that is, I thought I was done writing about it. Though it is the backdrop today it isn’t the main subject… […]

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“With and Without Her: Twilight”

I was sitting on a bench up the hill from the rocky shoreline… the sun setting, the chilly sea breeze whispering across my face and a heavy scent of sea water in the air. My daughter, the youngest, sat on my right side… I don’t know what she was thinking about. The last time we […]

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“The Road To 52”

Yes, it’s been a while since I’ve written anything. I believe December 2017 was the last time I posted. Well put on your seatbelts boys and girls, I have a lot to tell you… As my thumbs tap on the screen, Darlene Zschech’s Your Presence Is Heaven is fading away into the background of my […]

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“Without Her: The Fate of The Furious…”

       What is the Fate of the Furious?  11 months later and 2 years after our last ride together…       I recently saw the latest thrill ride from the Fast and Furious sequels. Because I’m like my dad and like cars that go zoom! I was not disappointed. Before going, as […]

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“Without Her: Sacred Dust”

       I have picked up my pen several times, placed the pad in front of me and yet, I haven’t been able to finish anything. Is it because my muse is missing? Is it laziness? Is it grief? Or perhaps a combination of all of the above…       Last time, dear […]

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“Without Her: 9 Months Later, I’m Not Okay”

    I was sitting down watching Nashville the TV show the other week. I was so happy that it returned. Since ABC cancelled it, Country Music Television picked it up. I can’t say I’m anywhere close to liking the writing this season. First off, they are screwing up every relationship on the show, everyone is […]

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“Without Her: Friday Night Booze and Bluez”

   It started with one glass then another then another and another…     Like a fisherman I casted out my text to see who would bite. I was in the mood to talk. There was a lot on my mind and I needed someone. It was a long  day. I just wanted to go […]

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“Chasing The Elusive Pink Unicorn”

       The other day my wife and I were helping our oldest daughter home after giving birth to another grandchild. Bags and baby in tow, we slipped into a cab and headed home towards the Bronx. The driver politely ask if the air conditioning was okay. I answered “yes” then he asked about the music…again […]