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Ready for Christmas? I’m not, but then that’s not extraordinary for me. There’s still tomorrow and Christmas Eve. And I take comfort that I’m not alone in trying to find that … more
“Listen to your mother.” How many times during childhood did all of us here those words? Of course, one does not have to be your actual mother to assume a maternal ego-state. A mother … more
I must have made a humorous sight standing in my shorts on a stepladder, trying to cut a branch swaying 10 feet above me with a curved saw on the end of a stick. The branch snapped in Tuesday’s … more
I called his name, and Ollie, rolled in a tight roll, opened his eyes. He didn’t budge, just watched. Something was wrong. I found the pool of vomit on the carpet the night before. It was a … more
The words of poet Emma Lazarus which are mounted at the base of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor may not hold the same meaning they once did. At least that may be true in regard to the Syrian … more
Having grown up in a union household, I was conditioned to believe that unions were not only good for our family but also good for America. My father who was an active union member of “Operating … more
Some days start off in a fog and end up with a clear horizon. That was literally the case Friday. Temperatures in the 50s and even the 60s were totally out of place for the day after Thanksgiving. … more
Last week, the long awaited “document dump” in regard to the 38 Studios debacle was revealed. Slogging through these depositions is not an adventure of the faint hearted. Besides the legalese … more
Where better to get a read on what people think of the future of Rocky Point than the park? That was my plan Sunday. Stop at the park, maybe even take Ollie for company, and hear what people had … more
Sailing can be a guessing game. Some skippers put their money on instruments that measure everything from the speed of the wind to the depth of the water, boat speed, angle of the wind, the course … more
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