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Spooky Halloween Story: Be Authentic

As the leaves get crunchy and the pumpkins grow moldy (I know, not for everyone: Hello, Southern Hemisphere!) I have been thinking and writing about scary stuff, like being old and feeble and the idea of giving up caffeine, and here’s another- showing the real me… But, the real me is awful! Yeah, which real… Continue reading Spooky Halloween Story: Be Authentic

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You do realize you’re going to die someday, right?

A couple years ago I read Neville Schute’s On the Beach. Set in Australia after worldwide nuclear war, it shows how the Aussies react knowing that they are going to die, as soon as the Coriolus effect brings the radiation down under. I was talking to a group of students about it, 8th grade boys,… Continue reading You do realize you’re going to die someday, right?

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When a kid comes back to his old school…

     So, I’m sitting at the table, with garlic bread, pasta, meatballs, and a fluffy mound of fresh grated Parmesan cheese in front of me. My head hurts, my eyes burn and I try to hold back the tears for the umpteenth time today. Nope. The tears come- I was trying to stuff the… Continue reading When a kid comes back to his old school…

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I wish I could be in the lake…

It’s hot in my neighborhood this week.  In the 90’s during the day, although it’s a dry heat, and my friends in Arizona will point out that 90’s would be a delicious relief.  For me, it’s hot though. I have been taking it easy , or trying to, after minor surgery. Here’s a sign of… Continue reading I wish I could be in the lake…