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Finish Line

[photo by H.G. Reifsnyder] *** I don’t have a lot of pictures of my father. This one was taken over three decades ago by an old BF who, years after my father died, thought I might like to have it. … Continue reading

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How to Change Your Mind

How to Change Your Mind Michael Pollan is a rock star.  Not a shooting star, not a fleeting 15-minutes-of-fame star, not a one-hit wonder, but an honest to goodness Influencer, someone who moves the populace, sometimes in small increments, at … Continue reading

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The Art of Napping

The Art of Napping A friend of mine who is a massage therapist says that symptoms that look and manifest as depression — a growing concern in our country — can generally be traced back to one of three things: … Continue reading

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The Boys on the Beach

No one wants to say goodbye to the summer, but now that the unofficial end, Labor Day, has passed, it’s time.  Here’s one last look back… The Boys on the Beach On a recent beach vacation to Ocracoke with our … Continue reading

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A Confederacy of Dunces

A Confederacy of Dunces I just finished reading A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole for the second time. The first time was 30 years ago and I think I appreciated it more this time around because I now … Continue reading

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Just a Couple of Old People Holding Hands

[photo courtesy of the Estate of Carl Smith] “Just a Couple of Old People Holding Hands”: A Memoir of a Marriage in Alzheimer’s World By Carl R. Smith, Jr. Edited by William C. Smith Post Three – One of the Sad … Continue reading

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Some Things You Keep

      I admire those who have the courage to write a memoir. I don’t. Memoirs are so raw and vulnerable, like an open wound you can’t stop picking at — but what if you could write your way … Continue reading

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