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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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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Don’t Rain On My Parade Québec!

I am on the annual Oprah and Gayle pilgrimage to Québec , Canada to visit my darling grandchildren, Noah Jr. and Cortney, with my son Noah. The pilgrimage was so named long ago as an homage to Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King’s Big Adventure – a 10 day road trip from California to New York.…
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Choose Your Words Wisely…

File this one under: Yes, this just happened. I was talking with my son Cory on the phone tonight. I said, “Do you want to be a big brother?” Cory said, “What?” I repeated, “Do you want to be a big brother?” Cory said, “What are you saying?” Then it hit me, he didn’t understand…
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