one journey ~~ 18,250 days…

When you google how couples stay married for 50 years, you will find many articles such as, "16 Relationship Secrets" and "Four Couples Spill the Secret to Lasting Love".  You will find videos of cute couples gazing adoringly at one another.  One of my favorite parts of the movie, When Harry Met Sally, are the …

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…”other times by surprise”

  The hours listed on this sign may not be a good formula for business success, but it is funny. Other times by surprise. What does that mean?  I want to know.  When are the surprise days?  Would I drop by the other four looking for the surprise day?  Would I ignore the open days …

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the memory keeper… war and shaving edition

    A couple years ago I bought four plastic totes and labeled one for each son.  As I unpacked boxes from the past, I dropped whatever belonged to a boy in his own box.  They overflowed pretty fast.  Realizing it was silly to keep elementary school papers for a guy in his mid-40s, I …

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saying stupid stuff…

So in our pride we ordered for breakfast an omelet, toast and coffee and what has just arrived is a tomato salad with onions, a dish of pickles, a big slice of watermelon and two bottles of cream soda.    John Steinbeck I am often fearful of hitting the Publish button instead of the Preview …

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i always knew, he fought for me…

You cannot love a thing without wanting to fight for it G. K. Chesterton My dad was a quiet man who loved big fireworks. I miss him on the 4th of July. When it was dark enough, with his carefully selected box of fireworks in hand, Dad would walk to the end of our driveway …

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where i lay my head…

I have slept in unusual places.  It began the day I got married. We left our wedding reception in a hale of rice.  With the passenger side window stuck open, I got the worst of it.  Rice and all, we headed to San Francisco, to the place I "thought" we would spend the night. Unfortunately, …

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the age of reality… one last thing

Actually, a couple last things.  I'm ready to move on from this exploration of turning 70, but first, in no particular order............ SUGAR IS THE DEVIL -  My son used to say "women are the devil", but since he married one and they gave birth to one, I'm assuming he got over that misconception.  But …

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