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Can’t Take That Away from Me

 Bruce walked down the path, just plain packed earth .  The path wound through a light forest,  absorbing his steps and so he moved silently. Sunlight patches here and there were like stepping through hot wading pools at the ocean. … Continue reading

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I just called to hear your voice

Tania and Linda were inseparable in high school. They met at the top of the hill near Tania’s house at precisely 8 every day so they could walk together. At school they had different class schedules but they sat together … Continue reading

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Too Much Make Believe

I planted grass in my back yard nearly a week ago. Not sod. I threw an abundance of grass seed and covered it with lawn soil and then I did a little jig before I watered it, hoping the grass … Continue reading

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All that will be left will be the stories

All that will be left when I die will be the stories.  I will explain in a moment. My daughter will always be my little girl, but now she’s a grown woman and a wife also to her husband. She … Continue reading

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A proud dad thinks back five years ago

My beautiful daughter Mandy has nearly been married five years!  I was reminded today of the fun and laughter at the reception when her husband Tyler and his buddies from school were all lip syncing to the Backstreet Boys.  They … Continue reading

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Early Memories – The Beatles – I wanna hold your hand

Some memories stick and I don’t understand why.  Oftentimes I stop, and try to take whatever I am experiencing, and make it stick, make it soak into my memory bank for future recollection. When I was really small I remember … Continue reading

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What Sparks your memories?

Our minds are interesting organs. They retain our memories including poems we learned in school, songs we sang along with the radio (wrong lyrics and all).  I will be listening to a song I haven’t heard for decades but my … Continue reading

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You Sunk My Battleship

Growing up I didn’t have to walk knee-deep in snow ten miles uphill to and from school each day but my childhood was certainly different from the current generation. Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by … Continue reading

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If you don’t know what to say, talk Food!

People in my observation love to talk about food, even Canadians who seem to love to about the weather.  In a group, a get-together, whatever you call it, food is likely to become the topic people share most easily. My … Continue reading

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Money would make it easier but ….

Many years ago, before I had grey hair and my love handles my wife and I were volunteers with a church group to an orphanage in Baja, Mexico.  Even as I write this I remember the warm nights,  the air … Continue reading

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