Monthly Archives: December 2018

Happy New Year and Thank You

The New Year looms and I feel the pressure to write some fantastic end of year blog. Is it just me, or does every one of us feel the same way? I have read so many end of year wrap-ups … Continue reading

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Best Friends

It is no secret that I am a big fan of Notre Dame football. This year they were scheduled to take on Clemson in the Cotton Bowl (forgive me, I don’t remember who the sponsor was–actually, I remember, but I … Continue reading

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The Grocery Store Samaritan

With this last dinner, I guess Christmas has come to a close. However, I would like to relate a story about a family member to illustrate that the Christmas spirit is not dead. My aunt was out shopping for some … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

For my entire life, Christmas has been the commercial beast that people complain about. Whether it what used to sell toys or gadgets (adult toys), whether it featured a coke inspired Santa Claus or a group of elves, whether it … Continue reading

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More Christmas Food

I probably shouldn’t be writing about another meal, but it happened again. No turkey this time, and really it wasn’t so much a meal as it was a standing supply of food on the kitchen island.  There were many things, … Continue reading

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A Place For My Thoughts

With every vacation, and this case looming vacation, I like to have a journal to record my thoughts and have a place to glue those things that we think will make good souvenirs into. I did this for my cycling … Continue reading

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More Turkey Anyone?

Another Saturday, and another Christmas meal. Based on what I have heard, this is the last turkey dinner for this Christmas season.  Worry not, though, there is still a ham and Chinese food planned before the whole thing is wrapped … Continue reading

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On Shaving

I spent a bit of time with the brother and the brothers-in-law, and all of us were sporting various amounts of stubble, despite the celebration of an early Christmas. Not unusual perhaps, but it did spark a bit of an … Continue reading

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Too Early for Turkey?

I am sure I have explained this before, but for the benefit of anyone coming to this blog for the first time, I will do my best to be brief. Owing to the fact that my family and the connections … Continue reading

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Celebrating Simple Pleasures

Late at night, when everything is quiet, is a time I used to really enjoy. I used to love late night movies or crappy TV shows that weren’t airable at any other time of day.  Modern technology has erased the … Continue reading

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