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My son, Keith who prefers to be called Buddy, arrived today. We haven’t had any time together since July, and a lot has happened since then. So since I picked him up at the South Bend Airport around noon, we
… finish reading House Guest
In past years, I would be knee-deep in wrapping gifts, prepping food, and tearing my hair on this date, even if I started holiday planning early. It’s the nature of the holiday.
But this year, we are not exchanging gifts
… finish reading New Traditions
Today is Thanksgiving Day 2017, and I lay awake this morning thinking of what to be particularly thankful for.
How about the six weeks I spent with bronchitis which prevented Earl and me from visiting Mexico but still paying for
… finish reading On Balance
We’re almost to May, so most of the spring flowers have bloomed; and Old Man Winter is about to sneak off for good. He might have one or two more windy grumbles left, but that’s it. Flowers now rule the
… finish reading Spring Flowers
In years past, Earl and I would often spend Saturday afternoon sharing some trivial activity. Like going to the grocery store together. Or getting a hot dog. Or visiting an antique shop.
I don’t know what happened to that
… finish reading Lazy Afternoon
Last night, I watched the first game of many in the race for this year’s World Series. Not only are the Chicago Cubs in contention, but the team has a fighting chance to win its first World Series in over
… finish reading Baseball in October
I’m doing my best to avoid television reruns of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center buildings. I don’t want to watch the films another time as they’re already seared in my consciousness. I understand that this is a
… finish reading 9/11
Today I took the local commuter train to Chicago to have lunch with the professor who was my advisor when I was working on my Master’s thesis. I graduated from Lake Forest College’s M/LS program almost twenty years ago, so
… finish reading Staying Connected
There is a shelf in my office above the external monitors where I keep mementos, and I was studying them today. The small statue of Brahms was a gift from my piano teacher when I finally mastered the dotted quarter
… finish reading Staring at Me