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Monday Musings: A Paean to the “Shuffle” Command

Let’s begin with the obvious: Everything that’s old is great, and new stuff sucks. It’s important to get that out of the way before we move on. I mean who are we kidding? The way things were when we were … Continue reading

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Creative Friday: My Brother the Artist

For this week’s Creative Friday post, I would like to tell you about my brother, Jim. It happens to be his birthday, so please feel free to wish him many happy returns of the day. Jim is a painter. He … Continue reading

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Creative Friday: SITTIN’ IN Fifty (!) Years Later

For this week’s Creative Friday post, I’m doing something a little different, and writing about someone else’s creativity. Lately, I have been on a kick of going back to old music that I once loved but lost touch with along … Continue reading

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Creative Friday: A Photo, and Thoughts About My Mom

I took this photo back around Christmas, while on a photo walk with my wonderful friend, John Willis. Like me, he is an avid amateur photographer, and he gets out on photo walks almost daily. Before our walk, he had … Continue reading

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Monday Musings: The Legacy of Hank Aaron

Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron died last week. He was, of course, a baseball legend, the former home run king. He was also a civic leader, a philanthropist, and a Civil Rights activist. And he’s been an idol of mine since … Continue reading

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Monday Musings: The Day I Fell In Love With Baseball

I was seven years old, the youngest child by far in a household that revered baseball. I didn’t remember the exact date, but today we live in an age of marvels, and all I had to do was Google a … Continue reading

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Monday Musings: Thinking of My Dad on Father’s Day

I’ve been trying to figure out how to write about my Dad for today’s post, and I find myself struggling. I’m surprised, because it’s not for a lack of affection or great stories. I loved my father and I miss … Continue reading

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Monday Musings: 29 Years Ago This Weekend

It’s Memorial Day – and, it seems to me, a particularly somber one at that – and so I won’t write too much for today’s Musings. But this is also a very significant weekend in my life. Twenty-nine years ago, … Continue reading

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Monday Musings: My Mom

We lost my mother nearly twenty-five years ago. It seems like so much longer, and it seems like yesterday. A cliché, I know, but true. I am the youngest of four children, and by the standards of the time, my parents … Continue reading

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My Mom

There was a time when I was in graduate school . . . I was working on a paper — a big one, the cornerstone project of one of the classes I was taking at the time — and struggling … Continue reading

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