Monthly Archives: March 2014

Opening Day

“It’s Opening Day today.” When I was a boy, if you said those four words, everyone knew what you meant. You wouldn’t need to say that it was a sport, nor that you were talking about baseball. Everyone just knew. … Continue reading

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Holding On

I was driving my car a few days ago and I felt a crawling sensation across my left earlobe. Quick! I looked into the mirror. I don’t have a true phobia of spiders. I do have phobia lite (you don’t … Continue reading

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Thunder Road

  March is here. The lakes are experiencing thaw. In one corner of our flowerbed, my wife has spotted some of her bulbs budding their first green shoots. The days slowly grow longer. The migratory birds are busy unpacking and setting … Continue reading

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The Breakfast Master

What is it with men and breakfast? In life, we make generalizations, which is like throwing the proverbial blanket. Blanket statements are never always true. It will probably prove the same with this statement: all men love cooking breakfast and … Continue reading

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Men in Black Trucks

There is one sight you see in the country that you will see almost no other place in the world. Actually, there are probably many. I’ve never seen a calf being born in a barn along 63rd Street in Chicago. … Continue reading

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Mother Goose

The other day, I was driving down the road that fronts Gladys’s house and it brought back every fond memory of that dear woman. Gladys was an older lady, who, when she retired, still did some work from home. When … Continue reading

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“But It’s Saturday.”

What a simple, sweet pleasure is a daily newspaper. I’ve always loved them. I must say that, as a child, I didn’t care for their actual news articles, which is ironic since it is, after all, a “news” paper. When … Continue reading

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