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Divorce: American Style

Divorce is an ugly word. It’s never pretty. Even when the parties involved are so toxic to each other that both can only benefit from separation, it still winds up causing pain to those around them. Divorce: in latin, it’s divortium — essentially it means — to divide....

Best Day of My Life

My Wedding day was one of my favorite days.So was the day I got my first promo copy of Split Rock Road.When the Giants beat the 18–0 Patriots was a good day too.So were all the Yankee WS victories in my lifetime (7 at this writing).My first kiss was a good day.Walking...

Turn and cough, sir.

One of the great indignities of moving into your fifties is the onset of a never-ending series of unexplained aches and pains, accompanied by a litany of snaps, crackles and pops to go with it. A cacophony of sound to add to the frustration of having to deal with the...

A Well Regulated Militia,

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” That’s the 2nd amendment of the US Constitution. It basically gives any US citizen the right to own a firearm for a...

Rock and Roll Date Night

20 MonthsThat’s a long time to be away from the things you love. Your friends, family, movies, etc.  We’ve all had this same, shared experience. Some of us have had it worst than others; some have lost loved ones, some have lost jobs, some people got sick...

Tolerance

Tolerance. It’s an interesting concept. Basically, it means “live and let live”, despite any objections you might have.  This is the actual dictionary definition —  I’ve tried to live my life by this principle, I’ve always defended everyone’s right to believe...

Got Vax?

I’m a born skeptic. I don’t believe anything that I can’t see for myself. If my wife comes home, drenched like a rat and tells me it’s raining, I still get up and look at the window. That’s just my nature.  In Jan of 2020, my two friends, whom I shall call Heckle...

Just a tale before I go…

From time to time, I need to take a break from Social Media. The events of this past year have made those breaks longer in duration and more frequent. After today’s impeachment decision, I decided that I needed to step back again, lest I lose any more friends. But...

The Search

Pete Hamil died last week. He was the last of a dying breed. The last dinosaur. They are all extinct now; Ink-stained wretches that were as much a part of the story as the people they wrote about. There was him, Breslin, McAlary, and a few others. Even Hemingway...

Strange Memories

Given all the chaos surrounding 2020, it’s not unusual for someone with OCD who deals with everyday anxiety to be caught up in the emotion of the moment, and have their brain go spinning off wildly in an unseen direction.Yesterday was such a day. I live two blocks...