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Happy Mothers’ Day

May is a special month for me, especially since my birthday falls on the 11th; thank you very much to those who acknowledged it on Social Media. It’s also a sad month that marked the death of my dad ten … Continue reading

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Ode to the End of Summer

Earlier in this brutally hot season, fall seemed as if it would never arrive, promising relief from the blazing heat endured during the hottest season probably on record. Now, although still sweat-worthy but tolerable, the end of summer brings the … Continue reading

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Got the Time?

To get in something for the first week of July, allow me to wish America a happy birthday, upcoming next week on Monday the 4th. Seems like the year is cruising past at an unusually rapid pace. Every year passes … Continue reading

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The 2016 Addendum to a Twenty-year-old Tradition

Twenty years ago, I wrote a Memorial Day tribute on the Internet that brought me and the reader back to watching the six-o’clock news on TV during the Vietnam era. The daily war-count was delivered nightly as if we were … Continue reading

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May Day Or Mayday

Although a day late, nonetheless close but with no cigar, May Day in the Northern Hemisphere is a time for celebration and thanksgiving, announcing rebirth and the fruits of springtime, flowers, greenery, warmth, sunshine, merriment, romance and dancing around the … Continue reading

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Sick as a Dog

When searching the Internet for anything, one finds practically the same version of what has been said or written about any particular subject, over and over again, cut-and-pasted to the nth degree, and never getting down to the bottom of … Continue reading

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Today’s Tirade: A Gallon of Gas

Son and Cooper at Lac Saint-Jean, Québec, Canada Yesterday, I filled my Mini Cooper’s fuel tank for $51.00: that’s €38.98, or £32.12 at the present currency-exchange rates. The Cooper only has a 13.2-gallon fuel tank or 50 liters full, not … Continue reading

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