Monthly Archives: July 2018

Too Late To Be Scared

My involvement in youth today has been reduced to a spectator sport. So many years have passed since I was one that it seems kind of speculative that I was ever in the game. When I think back to those … Continue reading

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The Great Divide

I just got a new cell phone.  Another one.  Not that I needed it.  It’s just that, well, it was a good price, there was no contract, and it would cost me less per year then the old one. Oh, … Continue reading

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A Moving Experience

I was standing, idly looking out the front window when I saw the moving van creep slowly up the street. I didn’t have to guess where it was going. The house behind me had recently sold, and I was sure … Continue reading

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Love With A Capital D

I love dogs (OK and cats too).  Always have.  Ever since I was a kid I had this kinship.  Even through three dog bites, the romance continued.  I’m not sure if that says something about them or about me.  Today, … Continue reading

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Seeking Bethlehem

The conductor stopped by my seat and advised me that we would soon be entering the Philadelphia rail yards where the baggage car would be added to another train. He would advise the engineer to have it opened so I … Continue reading

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Perfect Day

Talk a little Walk a little Dine a little Wine? a little Smile a little Beguile a little Play a little Pray a little Be kind a little Unwind a little Dance a little Romance a little Assist a little … Continue reading

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Friendship

I saw a video on CBS Sunday morning news last week that described studies that have recently been done on friendship, and it’s importance in our lives. Basically, they performed some tests which were done alone and then done again … Continue reading

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Requiem

When we moved back to  Maine several years ago, we settled in a small town not too far from the old mill towns of Lewiston and Auburn. I have visited the area often and am fascinated by the old mill … Continue reading

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Where Were You?

I was playing cribbage with a resident at the nursing home today, during which, as usual, we chatted about anything and everything.  During the conversation, he mentioned that years ago he worked as a short order cook in a bowling … Continue reading

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Strolling

I live in a secluded subdivision of about 70 homes tucked into a wooded area with meandering streets.  Each morning, I take my dogs, one at a time, for a walk around part of it.  It is quiet save for … Continue reading

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