Category Archives: Remembering

I Never Dreamt of a White Christmas

I grew up in Southern California.  Wait.  Let me rephrase that.  I was raised in Southern California.  Not sure I ever grew up… Okay.  So.  SoCal boy.  Near-perfect climate.  Almost always lovely weather.  In fact, Christmastime in SoCal is almost … Continue reading

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Instant Karma Came to Get Me

This event takes place in the previous millennium.  It was back in my early “radio days.”  Back then, I lived in the Coachella Valley, which is well-known for its beautiful winter weather. One week each January, the Bob Hope Desert … Continue reading

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Intellectual Brilliance

This story is all about what a genius I am. According to a 2005 article at Wilderdom.com, back in the late 1800’s, a guy named Francis Galton came up with the idea of being able to quantify intelligence.  In the … Continue reading

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Making Strides

Does the world notice or does one live a solitary, invisible life?  Do the things I do matter and does anyone see them?  Then again, do I do the things I do, live the way I live, for me or … Continue reading

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Not My Best Business Idea

In my life, I have had quite a few jobs.  My first was raking sand traps at my father’s “country club” on weekend mornings.  I was 15-years-old and, if I can recall with any accuracy, my pay was $1.15 per … Continue reading

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I Remember…

I’ve finally gotten to the age where I find myself, more and more often, saying, “I remember when…”  It’s a teeny bit frustrating to sound like a classic old man but, let’s face it, I am.  Wait.  I don’t, by … Continue reading

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What Was She Thinking?

Have you ever watched an event transpiring and said to yourself, “This can’t be happening?”  The first time it happened to me was in the second grade.  And, to this day, I am still amazed at what occurred. Okay.  Let … Continue reading

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Tossing Grenades

I was born nine years after the end of WWII; immediately following the Korean War.  Being of the post-war “Boomer” generation, many of the toys I had during my formative years were war toys.  True, we also had cowboy pistols … Continue reading

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Is it Worth All the Marbles?

Even as I was doing it, I knew it was the wrong thing to be doing.  I looked over to our neighbor’s yard—our “yards” in those days were basically dirt separated my more dirt—and saw his collie prancing about with … Continue reading

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Long Lost Treasure

I know the location of an actual buried treasure.  Well, let’s just say that I can come within approximately ten yards of it.  But, because I lost the map, I can’t get to the exact location.  It was buried in … Continue reading

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No One is the Villain in Their Own Life

I knew something was about to happen.  Following the previous evening’s events, something was bound to happen, had to happen.  It was my senior year of high school and the evening before, another friend and I had been in a … Continue reading

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The Librarian

I didn’t know her, but I was afraid. She was an imposing woman of grey hair, twisted tightly and somehow bolted in a bun to the top of her head. As cliché as it may sound, around her neck was … Continue reading

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Powers and Abilities far Beyond Those of Mortal Men

Back when I was five- or six-years-old, I wanted, more than anything, to grow up to be Superman.  I hadn’t gone to first grade yet, so I hadn’t been taught to read, but once I figured out that The Adventures … Continue reading

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Wishing I Could Take Back an Arrow

There’s always a moment, perhaps a split-second before you do anything, take any action, in which you can change your mind.  I can recall standing on the high-diving board, when I was a kid, and attempting to get the courage … Continue reading

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Looking for Joy

Recently I was watching The Bucket List and there’s a scene where Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman are sitting on top of one of the pyramids in Giza.  Morgan Freeman’s character tells Jack Nicholson’s that the ancient Egyptians believed that … Continue reading

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Giblets, a Dime and Quarter

I return to my childhood and, within my mind’s ear, I can clearly hear my mother’s oft-repeated lament, “May you, one day, have children of your own.”  Her wisdom within that sentence—also heard by her from her mother—is prophetic and … Continue reading

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On Being Rich

There was a time in my life when I was relatively financially successful.  I drove a nice car.  My (now ex-) wife did, too.  We had a lovely tract home in an upscale community which was nicely furnished and our … Continue reading

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Oh, Sugar Sugar

When I was a youth, I believe the single most important thing in my life was candy.  In the past, I’ve mentioned my love for baseball; my Little League years being some of the best times of my life.  But … Continue reading

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The Day I Peed My Pants

I was in sixth grade.  Wait.  I didn’t really pee my pants.  Let me begin with that.  But of all the times in my earlier days, when I peed my pants and nobody noticed, why did the time I didn’t … Continue reading

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My Friend, Steve

I want to tell you about my friend, Steve. I’ve known some pretty nice people in my life, and Steve DeCuir ranks towards the top of that list. He has never Blog this! Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz … Continue reading

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