Monthly Archives: December 2014

It’s MY Beard!

About My Beard It’s MY beard! It’s MY face. It’s MY head. When I was a child, and up to age 16 I would get a flat top or what was commonly referred to as a crew cut every spring … Continue reading

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Mint Jelly

While shopping in the grocery store a week or so ago I spotted some imported leg of lamb in the freezer section. It was a marked-down closeout item that’s generally too expensive for my budget. I stood over it thinking … Continue reading

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NAME THAT KID!

Paul, Thank you for the Christmas Card. It’s a lovely photo. Please tell Benjamin I really envy him that nice sweater. We haven’t seen you or the kids in quite a while, so when I looked at the picture I … Continue reading

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Spider-Man II

So there I was poking about the aisles at the local Walgreens. I rarely if ever buy anything there – I just drive my older brother. When you go to Walgreens you can generally tell what the up-coming holiday is … Continue reading

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The Anvil

Some time in the late ’50’s or early ’60’s a local blacksmith closed shop and retired. My father bought up his forge and anvil along with a few rough-and-ready tools – hammers and tongs, chisels and even some horseshoes as … Continue reading

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Robin Hood And His Merry Men

Of course you’re all familiar with the tales of Robin Hood and his merry men. “Merry” is a term not often otherwise heard except in conjunction with the seasonal exhortative benediction: (Have a) “Merry Christmas!” In its association with Christmas … Continue reading

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A Thin Veneer Indeed

Humanity, Culture and Civilization are all but a thin veneer. At bottom we are in fact animals; we are motivated by our base instincts. If our humanity, culture and civilization is not carefully nurtured from one generation to the next, … Continue reading

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