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Chapter 88: You Can’t Go Home Again

This is going to be somewhat of a valedictory post. A summation of the past and a look to the future.  And like most valedictory addresses, it will probably be too long… This blog has served me well during a … Continue reading

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2014 in Review

Here is the annual report on blog activity that I receive from WordPress,  the company that hosts my blog… Many thanks for all your readership and support! I’ll be back soon with new posts~   The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys … Continue reading

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Chapter 87: The Click

There is special state of mind called the “click.” It’s hard to describe it. It’s that brief, ephemeral moment you achieve when you have had just the right amount- not too much, not too little- to drink. The “click” is … Continue reading

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Chapter 86: In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning

It’s the wee small hours of the morning.  Hours I always think of Sinatra when I am feeling sad and a little lonely….He had a classic album of this title. There are hours in the morning.  Late in the morning … Continue reading

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Process Check

I started this blog when I was forced to re-enter the world of my youth due to my Mother’s alzheimer’s disease.  I had been away from my hometown for many years- only spending a couple of hours there at Christmas. … Continue reading

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Chapter 85: The Tiger at 2:00 a.m.

I think I knew my father best at 2:00 o’clock in the morning… In our house, when I came in from a night on the town in my Teens and early twenties, I had to pass through the downstairs den … Continue reading

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Chapter 84: The Last of the Great Southern Ladies

I’m thinking tonight of a dying breed. The true “Southern Lady”. Even the definition of a Southern Lady is a challenge. Some see her as a weak, charming delicate flower. Most of us know “Steel Magnolias” is an understatement. Let … Continue reading

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Chapter 83: Comrades in Arms

It seems every generation has their wars; some are just more obvious than others. I’ve been reading a biography of the poet Siegfried Sassoon and studying the British “War Poets” of the First World War.  Stories of young men struggling … Continue reading

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Chapter 82: A Death in the Family

I’m going to break the chronological flow, if there is one, of this blog… We lost our dog Buckley this week.  I knew it was coming and had told my parter Steve this was going to hit me hard.  Really … Continue reading

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Chapter 81: We Never Sang for Our Fathers-Part One

My Father has been a peripheral character in this blog.  It is very difficult for me to write about him.  Mainly, because of our complicated relationship that was ultimately unresolved due to his early death.  He died in 1983 when … Continue reading

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