Monthly Archives: June 2018

Goodbye Mr. Ellison

It is with a bit of a heavy heart that I write this piece. With so many thoughts going through my head, it is unlikely that I can write it in a short linear narrative, so I hope you will … Continue reading

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Reflection

Today, after a tasty afternoon beer that accompanied a stilted conversation that seemed to have no future, I was in need of some reflection. I found myself seated at a window on the world, looking out at the people passing … Continue reading

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Rowdiness on the Bus

Today’s commute was nothing if not dramatic.  Somewhere in the last half, a fight broke out.  One gentleman wanted another sleepy gentleman to remove his bag because it was taking up a window seat.  I don’t think he was asking … Continue reading

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Free Stuff Is Good

I didn’t go for a ride today. I planned to–I made my supplement full water bottles and everything–but the weather was bad.  I have been battling a cold for quite some time and this didn’t seem like the thing to … Continue reading

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Breaking Rules and Answering Questions

I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger award by Kelsey Marie at Kelsey + Life.  I would like to thank her for supporting my blog and having the confidence in it to recommend it to her readers.  That means a … Continue reading

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Evoking Memories

I don’t know if everyone is old enough to remember Welcome Back Kotter. I suppose it must come back from time to time in reruns–but in this Netflix age, perhaps that isn’t true anymore. I watched the show pretty faithfully … Continue reading

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Meeting One’s Heritage

We had an untraditional Father’s ay….or maybe it really wasn’t in celebration of Father’s Day, but it was in there somewhere. So, in an effort to learn more about our roots and connect with people we went to a meeting … Continue reading

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Incredible Bananas

I thought it was a one off, but now I am certain that my bananas have become a regular cog in the marketing machine of Hollywood.  I do have a soft spot in my heart for the Incredibles.  I really did … Continue reading

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Disassemble

    Do you ever wish you could disassemble your day and reassemble it in another way like so much lego? The idea came to me as I walked the subway concourse. I heard the sound of a cello (I … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning Cycling

While unable to make yesterday’s early morning ride, I somehow found the energy to struggle out of bed this morning. I suppose I have my cat to thank for that.  He pestered me for breakfast for more than half an … Continue reading

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