Monthly Archives: August 2020

Be Nice

When I was graduating from high school, I almost made the Senior Dozen or Golden Dozen, and I know it wasn’t the Dirty Dozen. This was a group of seniors that were being honored for various achievements; Best Student; Most … Continue reading

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August 26, 1998

I posted this every August 26 for several years to commemorate the passing of my brother Michael. Although it has been twenty-three years, losing Michael has been a life-long emptiness that all who knew and loved Michael have endured. A … Continue reading

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Lake Luzerne Re-Visited

In August of 1985 a tradition began thanks to my brother Johnny and his wife Mary. They had recently bought a house  in Lake Luzerne in the Adirondacks in upstate New York. Every August beginning in that year my brother … Continue reading

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Sports In The Summer Of Covid

I went to two Yankee spring training games in February. I was toying with the idea of flying up to the Bronx for Opening Day but thought better of it as we were planning to go to London the following … Continue reading

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In The Summertime

My wife and I were leaving our development here in Bradenton when we spotted a truck painted in a beautiful pastel purple. I thought it might be an ice cream truck making the lives of older people just a little … Continue reading

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20 In 2020

I was returning from a one-week stay-cation. Well, we didn’t call a vacation where you didn’t go anywhere a stay-cation back then but that’s what it was. Probably the most memorable part of that particular vacation was when my son … Continue reading

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Saturday In The Park…Revisited

I posted this in early May but I find myself in need of another visit to the Park. Hoping you are all having a marvelous Saturday and a nice walk in your special park. Starting in the summer of 1969, … Continue reading

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Taking A Chill

Chill is such a wonderful word, especially if you live in Florida. You soon get to appreciate a good chill, you know, like when the temperature in your pool is 84 degrees? I guess chills are relative after all. I … Continue reading

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Seventy-Five

Today marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of the dropping of the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. I had to specify “Japan” because so many Americans have a desparingly lack of historical knowledge and appreciation. Just for additional clarification, we dropped … Continue reading

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Mercy, Mercy Me

  The Mercy Rule should be invoked. You know when a baseball game is getting out of hand with one team holding an 11-0 lead? I mean, there is no mystery as to whom will win the game so, let’s … Continue reading

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