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November 14, 2019

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt   

It's not a nursing home, it's a retirement home.  That's what my kids tell us. They say it will be easier for us and easier for them.  Regardless of what it's called, I thin...

October 1, 2019

What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. - William Shakespeare -  

My father was a Lucille Ball super-fan. My mother was a Carol Burnett super-fan. My parent's friends put them together because they were both so nutty abou...

September 5, 2019

A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere. - Groucho Marx -

Here's a memory that I am glad to add to my memoir. It's not anything particularly special but it does show how I became someone's hero!

Let the record reflect that fact that I...

August 7, 2019

The right costume determines the character, helps the actor feel who he is, and serves the story. - Colleen Atwood - 

Nothing beats free samples at Costco or Trader Joe's. The challenge is how to get enough samples to fill you up! My ten-year old son and I devised a pla...

January 9, 2019

There are two great days in a person's life - the day we are born and the day we discover why. - William Barclay - 

I started my speech thanking my parents, siblings, in-laws, aunts/uncles, niece, wife, and kids for making time to come to my 50th birthday dinner during...

September 12, 2018

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. - Harriet Beecher Stowe -

A key to any memoir is capturing the impactful events even if they seem quite trivial. When I was in college, a friend of mine had to drop-out after freshman year due t...

October 1, 2017

I'm was always snapping pictures and filming video of my kids because I didn't want to lose that precious moment. However, my witnessing the event from behind the screen of my phone, I am actually truly missing experiencing event. It came to the point that I thought, m...

September 1, 2017

BabbleStash helped us start a new family birthday tradition. I found the BabbleStash app from one of my friends. I was included in the Beta program where essentially we were testers finding bugs. As I played with the app, I record my daughter Sonia on her birthday aski...

August 16, 2017

"Are we there yet?" Is probably one of the most annoying questions to get on a car ride. Made even more annoying by the frequency it is asked in a five minute period.  On our last car ride, after we made it to our destination, I realized that none of my kids asked me t...

August 1, 2017

Summer life is a blur.  Each day seamlessly blends into the next day.  Only the weekends seem to break up the monotony of summer.

Sometimes it's hard to remember that life is a journey and to stop and smell the flowers along the way.  I had a great reminder of this...

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