Politics in the Past – Barry Goldwater

My very first election was the 1964 Presidential election between Barry Goldwater and Lyndon Johnson. That’s over 50 years ago. My favorite for president at that time was the Republican, Barry Goldwater. I have never read anything then or since that has changed my mind about the Senator from Arizona. My respect for the man… Read More »

A Hand Written Letter or Email

I have several different e-mail accounts for business and personal use and am definitely a big fan of both e-mail and texting (SMS). But I can’t help thinking about the old fashioned and rarely used hand written letter that usually started with “Dear someone” and quite often ended with “Love me”. I especially remember the… Read More »

ReMarrying at Age 59

I just recently celebrated my 14th wedding anniversary and it made me think about the differences in being married at 24 and being married at 59. Everything was totally different, especially me. When you are young you have, first and foremost, the maturity factor. In retrospect, I was totally immature as far as relationships go.… Read More »

Memorial Day 2015

There is no adequate way to thank the hundreds of thousands of men and women who gave their lives in service to their country, their fellow citizens and generations that they never lived to see. The greatest tribute we could pay to them is to seek peaceful resolutions to our differences on a personal, national… Read More »


Storytelling is the conveying of events in words, and images, often by improvisation or embellishment. Stories or narratives have been shared in every culture as a means of entertainment, education, cultural preservation, and instilling moral values. (Wikipedia) Before television and radio, before books, there was storytelling and each ethnic group had its storytellers. My own… Read More »

Summer Season Starts This Weekend

There is a family gathering in New Jersey this weekend but unfortunately, I will not be there. Fortunately, one of three daughters will be stopping by on her trip Friday evening. Living in Vermont, and two of them do, is a huge change from the suburban New York life they grew up with on Long… Read More »