Category Archives: Courage

Squirrel!

I know it’s almost summer, but spring must still be in the air. Lately on our morning walks, we see at least 6 little baby squirrels sitting having their breakfast in one little spot. They wait until Phoebe is almost … Continue reading

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When Blogging Friends Are Challenged

I have friends. I do. Not surprisingly, some of those friends are bloggers. Right now, three of those blogger friends are participating in The Ultimate Blog Challenge. What is The Ultimate Blog Challenge? Good question! So glad you asked.  It … Continue reading

Posted in America, Americans, Attitude, Blog Challenge, Blogging, Challenges, Christians, Courage, Friends, God, Humor, Life, Marriage, Sports, Squat Challenge, Teaching, The Human Spirit, Uncategorized, Writing | 5 Comments

I Was a Middle-Aged Census Taker

In my lifetime I have been many things, some chosen by me, some dumped in my lap, and a few gifted from the Lord. Back in 2010, I was a census taker. I chose this one.  I thought it would be … Continue reading

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Sometimes 60 Is Not The New 40…

…sometimes it needs to be recognized for what it is…a long time. Later this year, when I turn 60, I’m sure I’ll think differently. But not today. Today 60 is a big number. Today my parents celebrate 60 years of … Continue reading

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“What About the Italians?”

Last week when I shared my blog with my parents about the Asian side of our family, I received a slight admonishment from my Dad, “What about the Italians?”

Posted in Aging, America, Americans, Childhood, Children, Church, Courage, diversity, Ethnicity, Family, Growing Up, Home, Humor, Italian Roots, Italians, Life, Memories, New Jersey, The Human Spirit, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Sensible Middle-Class Asians

Last night was a cultural hodge-podge; tater tot casserole, just about as Middle-Class Caucasian as you can get, and the movie, Crazy Rich Asians. I’m sure it’s due to the ethnicity of the people involved, but it kind of reminded … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Children, China, Chinese roots, Compromise, Courage, Cultural Differences, diversity, Ethnicity, Family, Humor, Irish Roots, Italian Roots, Life, Love, Marriage, Memories, New Yorkers, Uncategorized, Women | Leave a comment

The Few, The Proud, The Brave…

They weren’t all Marines. Some of them were a now almost defunct group of young girls called Candy Stripers. Auto correct keeps trying to tell me that “Stripers” should be spelled with two p’s, but that would be “Strippers”. Personally, … Continue reading

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