Category Archives: Narrative

Killin Time

I have always loved music.  I can’t sing and I can’t play an instrument, so it was always a spectator sport for me.  But I loved what I heard, whether I could create it or not.  I’m talking any kind … Continue reading

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Kramer’s Korner

Hi Again:  Welcome back to my blog.  Well, it’s not really mine.  I don’t own it.  But I do own the guy that created it, so, in a way, it’s mine.  I can’t believe it has been almost three weeks … Continue reading

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From The Archives

Those of you that follow my blog at all, even from a distance will note that I frequently republish a post ‘from the archives’.  I sometimes do this because the urge to write is suppressed by a lack of content.  … Continue reading

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Is It Good Enough?

I can’t tell you how many times over the years that I have second guessed myself on something.  Often, they were not big things, but at the moment of decision, they were important to me.  I wish I had a … Continue reading

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And The Rest Is History

I read an interesting story the other day about, of all things, pocket watches.  Although they have been around in some form or fashion since the 16th century, they didn’t really become popular in the Americas until after WW1.  This … Continue reading

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My wife and I subscribe to the local Portland paper to include the Sunday edition.  I have to admit that I do not necessarially enjoy the paper for several reasons.  One is that most of what is contained I have … 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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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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And The Winner Is

I  can’t believe it is that time again.  I mean, where did the time go?  Where did the warm summer days and cricket filled nights disappear to.  Of course we knew it was coming.  It always does, just like clockwork.  … Continue reading

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The Funeral

I have to go to a funeral next week.  I don’t want to go, but then, who, if they had a choice, would want to attend one.  It is not that it is sad, per se, which it is.  It … Continue reading

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