Buckling up

A few weeks ago, I pulled the car over and turned off the engine. I had been making a couple of errands and was driving home when I rounded a corner and narrowly missed hitting a large deer that had darted across the road. I let out a sigh and tried to catch my breath.... Continue Reading →

Put me out of my misery!

I'm ready for the turning of the page, the turning of the calendar. It’s been a long month. Oh, work has been fine enough. Life outside of work has been awesome — my wife and I have been having fun as empty nesters. My favorite baseball team, the Philadelphia Phillies are in Major League Baseball’s... Continue Reading →

Some good news

There’s so much bad news right now. Russia threatens to use its nuclear arsenal to hold on to its slipping territorial gains in Ukraine. A landslide in Venezuela has killed at least 25 people with another 50 missing. Economists continue to worry about inflation and if you listen closely, they even talk in hushed tones... Continue Reading →

An Update: Finding a dead body

An update: The local coroner announced this week that investigators had used tattoo and dental records to identify a 62-year-old man whose body was found near a river in August and was referenced in my September 2, 2022 blog. The man’s family told the police he had not been seen since Feb. 28 and that... Continue Reading →

My first plane trip — looking for a ticket north

It's late February 1989.  Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini places a $3 million bounty on the head of The Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie. President George H. Bush attends the funeral of Japanese Emperor Hirohito, before meeting with China's Deng Xiaoping and South Korea's Roh Tae-woo. The Dallas Cowboys fire coach Tom Landry after... Continue Reading →

Charles in Charge

After ten days of public mourning, Queen Elizabeth II was taken to Westminster Abbey — where she was crowned in 1953 — and then laid to rest on Monday. I’ve written in the past that I’m not big follower of the British Royals, but that doesn’t mean I don’t find the family dynamics fascinating. Here’s... Continue Reading →

Finding a dead body

The old man in the New York Yankees baseball hat goes for a walk every day at the same time. He leaves his house a little after 8 in the morning, walks for about 30 minutes and finishes up in front of the small café where he grabs a coffee and a bagel. When he’s... Continue Reading →

Honor and courage

Abraham Lincoln created the Medal of Honor 160 years ago on July 12, 1862, to recognize American soldiers (later sailors, Marines, airmen, guardians, and coast guardsmen) who distinguished themselves with acts of valor. The medal of honor is the government's highest and most prestigious military decoration. The award was created in many respects for men... Continue Reading →

What I love about Independence Day!

On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence. When the Revolutionary War first broke out in April 1775, few colonists desired complete independence from Great Britain, and those who did were considered radical. The Declaration of Independence changed... Continue Reading →

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