Monthly Archives: June 2019

Tools Of The Trade

I remember when I was first married and there were no pennies to be wasted, I used to enjoy going to Sears and wandering around the tool department, predetermining what I would buy when I was able.  I wasn’t even … Continue reading

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Going Off Half Baked

When I decided to become the next Gordon Ramsey, I said I was going to try to cook for myself, not bake.  However, I have a problem.  My wife, with my encouragement was a big fan of King Arthur mixes.  … Continue reading

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Wordsmithing 101

When I was a manager, the task that I disliked more then any other was preparing the annual performance appraisals of my employees. Each year, I would struggle to make pertinent comments while showing compassion.  That was not always as … Continue reading

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Let Him Dig

Why is it that men, myself included, have so much trouble asking for assistance, or directions. For some reason, we seem to be missing a gene that precludes us from ever seeking advice. This is not to say we won’t … Continue reading

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Wisdom Of The French

This notice can now be found in French churches: En entrant dans cette église, il est possible que vous entendiez l’appel de Dieu. Par contre, il n’est pas susceptible de vous contacter par téléphone. Merci d’avoir éteint votre téléphone. Si … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Cookin’

They say necessity is the mother of invention, and in my case, I think it is true.  I started trying my hand at preparing hot meals a few months ago.  At the time, I was only preparing one evening meal … Continue reading

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Stones

Granite blocks of stone Stand vigil all alone Lean as if in prayer Forever Where seldom footsteps tread Here among the dead Memories interred Forgotten Faithful through the years Where long bereft of tears Remnants of a past Lay silent … Continue reading

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Life’s Voyage

As a young man I cast off my line and sailed into life’s sea My destination was unknown, just happy to be free I oft sailed troubled waters, furling sails til the time when I’d ridden out the turbulence and … Continue reading

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The Days Of Wine And Noses

I don’t remember when I had my first sip of wine, but I do remember that it was not favorable. It was dry and tart. Not at all what I would expect from a respectable grape. But, as young men … Continue reading

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Witness

I watched you when you did it I saw what you had done But too scared to admit it My decision was to run Pretend it never happened Push it from my conscious mind Your motive never questioned Leave the … Continue reading

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