Tag Archives: Uncle Leon

Brain Exercises and Mental Health

To maintain satisfactory brain health and memory, psychologists suggest that the intellect needs to be exercised regularly, as it is necessary for the body to remain functional throughout one’s whole life. This is what’s professed in most every issue of … Continue reading

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Ode to Muhammad Ali and Drinking Too Much Coffee

Ode to Muhammad Ali and Drinking Too Much Coffee Listening to the radio on a cold, February night in 1964, my uncle and I drank mucho coffee, feeling quite raucous, sitting in chairs on his tiny, cluttered, living-room floor. Our … Continue reading

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Happy Labo(u)r Day

It was the end of the long Labor Day weekend following the yearly jaunt to Québec, Canada. Pop and his five brothers rented a space for an amusement booth—a big, annual, family tradition—at the St-Jean-sur-Richelieu Regional Labour Day Fair. They … Continue reading

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