Category Archives: Family

A life well lived, a love well shared

It sure seems like a whole lot of the most special people in my life are leaving this life. I guess that happens as one gets older and I honestly can’t think of anything worse about aging. This weekend, I … Continue reading

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Staff Sergeant Eddie Schall

I came to New York on Friday afternoon to spend four days with my father. It had been a month since I had been able to visit. I call him most days and for about the last two weeks, the … Continue reading

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An American in Cuba

Ten days in Cuba hardly qualifies me to write authoritatively about much of anything, let alone a subject as complex as life in Cuba in 2012. There are, however, a few things I can say with a high degree of … Continue reading

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Sweet

My few days with my dad are coming to an end. I head back home early in the morning. I’ll be back January 9. That seems like a long time to me. To my dad, it seems like an eternity. … Continue reading

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“That’s ironic, isn’t it?”

  I love New York. Just about everything about it. I was born in the city 58 years ago, but left with my family for the “great” state of Delaware when I was two. People who meet me often think … Continue reading

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More than O.K.

Late last week, a dear friend was rushed to the hospital. This morning, he passed away. Just this past Wednesday, he had stuck his head in my office, coming out of a trustee meeting and on his way home. He … Continue reading

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This whole pledge thing

I don’t know who started this whole pledge thing – getting candidates for public office to swear (as in, So Help me God right above their signatures) their allegiance to one cause or another. Grover Norquist has the whole no … Continue reading

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