The Squirrel And The Hibiscus…

I never fully trust things I see or hear before my first cup of morning coffee. It takes some caffeine infusion to right my senses and sharpen my mind. As such, when I looked out my kitchen window yesterday morning and saw a squirrel scamper out of my garden and up and over the neighbor’s…
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The Utility Of Well-Placed Guilt.

One of my most common disclaimers when I meet new folks is that one of my parents was raised Jewish and the other was raised Catholic, hence I am “half Jewish/half Catholic – which equals twice the guilt.” And while I say this partially in jest, it is grounded in a clear understanding and appreciation of the…
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United We Stand, Divided We Fall.

Let me say at the outset that I do not draw conclusions about the actions of law enforcement officers from videos posted on social media. I learned long ago that it is prudent to wait to hear all the facts before coming to any conclusion about whether an officer’s actions were lawful and justified. The split-second decisions…
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My Favorite Wife

Husbands – I’ve had a few; but, I only have one wife, and she is my favorite. I have not had a wife for long. We were officially coupled this past April at the the Statue of Liberty in New York City. We were coupled by a delightful older gentleman named Ray and our coupling was…
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You would be hard-pressed to find someone who loves spinach salads more than I do. After years of focused devotion to spinach, I find it difficult to eat any other salad greens.  Every now and then I will eat romaine, but it is always a sloppy second to spinach (sorry Romaine lovers). Fortunately, spinach is…
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