Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Wall

Richard B. Fitzgibbon of North Weymouth, Mass is there.  So is his son, Lance Cpl. Richard B. Fitzgibbon III.  One of three fathers and sons who were killed in the Vietnam war. Richard senior, was lost on June 8, 1956 … Continue reading

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Who’s On First

If voting made any difference, they wouldn’t let us do it. Mark Twain Someone once said that arguing with a woman is like reading a Software License Agreement.  In the end, you ignore everything and click “I agree”.  To me, … Continue reading

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Tellin Tales

How many times can you remember someone deciding they had to share some juicy tidbit about someone else?  Probably more times then you would like.  Although I suspect every one of us is guilty to some degree, it does seem … Continue reading

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Roads Traveled

This is just a bit of nostalgia penned after driving some of the back roads of Maine and passing old farms, many no longer active.  My thoughts took me to the days when they were still alive and times were … Continue reading

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Saying It Forward

I read with some enthusiasm this morning the Kindness Blog, in which a challenge was issued.  Specifically, for one year, to consciously think about what you are going to say before you say it to give yourself the opportunity to … Continue reading

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It’s only time, it’s no big deal The numbers do not age reveal Symbolic numbers, marking days Recording lifetimes on a page Months or years, all the same Each one gone as others came  Too much thought of where they … Continue reading

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I Went To See A Friend Today

I went to see a friend today A friend I had not seen Since he was in his twenties And I was still a teen We were both inseparable then See one, you’d see the other Sharing everything we did. … Continue reading

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Fractured Fairy Tale

Once upon a time, it’s told In a castle on a hill Lived a lonely Princess Alas, she lives there still It seems that her prince charming Left her to opine About her unrequited love Left dying on the vine … Continue reading

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It’s How You Play The Game

“In any great organization it is far, far safer to be wrong with the majority than to be right alone” John Kenneth Galbraith Economist (1908-2006) Shortly after receiving my first promotion to Customer Service Supervisor, I was confronted with my … Continue reading

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