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Snow filled the air. It was coming down softly. The wind hadn’t started to blow…yet. Roger Keefe pulled up in his black pickup truck and leaned out the window. “You’re in the doghouse,” … more
NO SWIMMERS HERE: The beach at Bruce Bay in the …
It only seems appropriate to conclude this series about my visit to New Zealand with a story about two beaches. New Zealand has many beaches and I saw a few. One of the most memorable, because of … more
SCENES FROM SOUTH ISLAND: Shown here is Lake …
It’s not what I expected, but then, not everything I imagined about New Zealand fit my expectations. Chris Riley dove under the fore deck and appeared from the hatch with a bugle. He sounded … more
Sometimes the most elementary of questions doesn’t get asked because the answer is simply assumed. That wasn’t the case about six years ago now when I visited my son Jack and his family in … more
In Greek mythology, Sisyphus, the King of Ephyra (Cornith), was punished by the god Zeus for making false promises to the subjects of his kingdom. As Sisyphus amassed wealth and spent little on the … more
You would have seen the ad while watching the Patriots Saturday if you could tear yourself away from the suspense of the game – the one for the Golf VW. This sporty metallic-blue car whips … more
In the expanse of my lifetime, mankind has progressed from the harbinger of an ominously beeping Soviet satellite to a Multinational Space Station with astronaut commuters from various countries. We … more
“What do you think?” Carol asked apprehensively from the back seat. I knew she had felt it as well as the rest of my passengers. The car was sliding, nothing as bad as fishtailing, but every … more
The dining room table glittered. Candles were reflected in the glasses as the late afternoon sun cast shadows across the room. Erica was ready to serve Christmas dinner. She and her mother Sharon, … more
The Island Nation of Cuba has had a tumultuous relationship with the United States of America. Prior to the Fidel Castro led socialist revolution of 1959 Cuba was a Latin American paradise. Following … more
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