Monthly Archives: March 2006

On Break

On Break   My son is somewhere over the Atlantic right now, winging his way home. Like any father, I am filled with anticipation of our reunion, and the opportunity to share some family time while he’s here. We’re all … Continue reading

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A Better Question

I’ve heard the question asked, "Why do we need poets?" One of the best responses I’ve seen so far has been, "because we don’t pay them enough to lie to us." Here’s another offering from my favorite poet across the … Continue reading


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Thank You

Thank You   I wish to thank all of you who have stopped by here over the past week, especially those of you who have become regular visitors, but also those who came for the first time and were kind … Continue reading

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FRIENDSHIP   “You can always tell a real friend: when you made a fool of yourself, he doesn’t feel you’ve done a permanent job.”  – Laurence J. Peter   Someone once said that love demands less of us than friendship, … Continue reading

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TO VOTE OR NOT TO VOTE…   I have to confess, I am writing this piece mainly because I know my son will read it. Ever since he’s attained the age granting him the franchise to vote, he has, to … Continue reading

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Map & Travel

Nepotism. It’s such an ingrained part of all societies. Who can resist opening a door for his or her child? Not me, certainly. Which is the reason I’m showcasing my best work, a guest poet, my son, during this "Sweep’s Week" of … Continue reading

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Editors & Typos

Life is too short to be taken too seriously, or as a friend of mine used to say, "If you can’t take a joke, you’ve come to the wrong place." In that vein, I offer you opportunities to exercise your smile … Continue reading

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STATUS   There is an old story I remember about the devil in Paradise. He comes across a group of people throwing a ball back and forth across a net. They are laughing, carefree, thoroughly enjoying each other’s company, the … Continue reading

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Best of MSN Spaces

Best of MSN Spaces     I’ve been honored with having this site featured on the "What’s Your Story" section of MSN Spaces beginning next week, Monday, March 20th. Over the past year, many of you have left encouraging comments, … Continue reading

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An 8th Grade Education

To continue on the theme of education, a friend of mine sent me this thought provoking item. Hope you enjoy it (and that you all pass.) What it took to get an 8th grade education in 1895 Remember when grandparents … Continue reading

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