Category Archives: Family

Oh, The Humanity…

What I’m about to say is not politically correct but then, most times, neither am I. Being ‘politically correct’ is not my moral compass. I also understand that this might cause some controversy. Again, I am not usually one to … Continue reading

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Where Do You Think You’re Going?

When I was a teenager, this is a question my parents, particularly my Mom, used to ask me. When asked it sounded something like this, “Where do you think you’re going”? The inference was that either a.) I was not … Continue reading

Posted in Death, Eternity, Faith, Faithfulness, Family, God, Heaven, Humor, Life, Love, Memories, Tragedy and Triumph | 1 Comment

Shadow, A Dog Story

I have a confession to make, though it seems impossible to believe I did not always love dogs. In fact, there was a time in my life that big dogs scared me…really, really badly! Just ask my best friend, Cheryl. … Continue reading

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Together…

Last week I told you about my Room Without a View, which is my classroom where I teach on Tuesdays. This week I’m actually writing to you from my new “office,” my room for school preparations and corrections, my writing room, … Continue reading

Posted in Compromise, diversity, Family, Friends, Home, Humor, Irish Roots, Italian Roots, Life, Love, Marriage, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Painting…The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Do you ever wonder who decided that painting our homes would be a good idea? We’ve been painting quite a bit recently and I’ve been thinking about this…a lot. Don’t get me  wrong, I enjoy painting. It is instant gratification with, … Continue reading

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The Boy Band Revolution

The year was 1967. Mom was parking the car in front of my Aunt Lois’ apartment when I realized, for the very first time, that I was hearing music from our car radio. I was almost 8.  (I told you … Continue reading

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Adventures in Babysitting…

In the latter part of the 20th century, I was a babysitter. Back then we weren’t called “nannies” just “babysitters.” While consistently watching 2 extra babies and, occasionally, 4 extra babies, added to the 3 that were mine; I rarely … Continue reading

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