Monthly Archives: January 2011

A Young Man’s Dream

For those of you who do not know my friend, Pat Michaels, I want to tell you a story about a young boy who had a dream… and pursued it. Back in the early 1980’s, I was the Program Director … Continue reading

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What Dreams May Come

For those of you who know me, this won’t come as much of a surprise… I’m nuts. Wacky, crazy, loony, goofy, loco, bonkers, touched-in-the-head… Please, you go ahead and fill in any others. I understand that there are degrees of … Continue reading

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Mia Famiglia

In my family, the holidays do not stop at New Year’s Day.  We keep it going all the way through the Feast of Epiphany. The Feast of Epiphany is celebrated by both the Eastern and Western Churches, but a major … Continue reading

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The only thing I had to give

The week before Christmas, my friend and I went to visit another who is in hospice care at the Veteran’s Hospital in Long Beach. Our friend was diagnosed with bladder cancer a few years back and, though he underwent surgeries … Continue reading

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Seven Fishes

My mother’s parents came to America from Naples, Italy in the early 1900’s.  On Christmas Eve we’d gather at my grandparent’s house, or the house of one of my mother’s siblings. Upon the passing of my grandparents, and as each … Continue reading

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