Monthly Archives: May 2010

Why We Write

We titled this blog years ago. This morning I opened a new book. The first paragraph filled me with immense joy at recognition of truth on that printed page. It reads:   A writer never forgets the first time he … Continue reading

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Patience

Many who know me consider me to be a man of enormous patience. Self-examination both attests to and negates such an attribution. For example, when teaching our son to drive a stick shift, I sat in the car for several … Continue reading

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The Gods of the Copybook Headings

Yesterday it was “Tommy”; today it’s this one:     As I pass through my incarnations in every age and race, I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place, Peering through reverent fingers I watch them … Continue reading

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A Remembrance of Things Present

While Mr. Kipling has faded from grace, I still find great joy reading the man. No one else has put to words what it’s like to be soldier. When you have a family member serving, then this means even more. … Continue reading

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Her Birthday

As of today there are only six years separating the age of TLWSHLWM and myself. This will last for seven months and then I’ll be seven years older than she will be. It’s her birthday. We’ll go out to dinner … Continue reading

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Talking Heads Scorecard

Last night I was pleased to witness, once again, the fallacy of the talking heads. I like basketball. At all levels. What I don’t like are basketball announcers and sportswriters who are smarter than the rest of us and do … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!

I don’t know that she was ever beautiful but she must have been attractive. She was a flapper, loved dancing, enjoyed the attention of the belle of the ball. She once crossed half the U.S. to spend a weekend with … Continue reading

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What Is It?

In earlier posts I talked about W.E.B. Griffin’s work. This morning, it dawned on me that in the last month I have read fifteen of his books, an average of one every two days and four of those days we … Continue reading

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