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The Day I Lost My Innocence

As many of you know, my mother and I are working on a memoir. I’ve recently begun adding some of my own stories. Here’s what I remember from the year John F. Kennedy died: I was nine the day JFK died. My brother Michael would make his entrance five days later. It was a pivotal year […]

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Counting our Lucky Stars

Where were you on July 23rd, 2012? On that day, the sun burped (or farted) a massive belch of magnetized plazma right through our planet’s commute path. Wherever you were, you might still be there had the storm occurred a week earlier. Here’s the technical low down from NASA’s Science News: Near Miss: The Solar […]

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IF I HAD A HAMMER

Seventy-five-year-old Mona Shaw is destined to become immortalized as an American folk hero: After a week of getting jerked around by a cable service provider, Mona had enough, according to the Washington Post story Taking a Whack Against Comcast: The insulting idea that, as Shaw puts it, “they thought just because we’re old enough to […]

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THE OLD DAYS

Now that I’ve reached the ripe old age of 52, I think I’m qualified to say a few words about the “Old Days.” When I was a kid, I had a lot of responsibility and a lot of freedom. In general, I was expected to keep an eye on my brothers, help with the household chores, keep […]