Giving Up Hate

   I grew up in the 1950s and 60s in a home where the “N-word” was used routinely. My father was afraid of the Civil Rights movement and he was very vocal about it. “I will not cut N___ hair” was his mantra. He also drank, going to a bar almost every night after the … More Giving Up Hate

What Scares You?

I mean what really scares you? I wasn’t afraid of David S. Pumpkin; I loved it. The SNL skit is funny because there are some things we expect to scare us and when expectation is not met, like with David S. Pumpkins, we want to know why. When I was a kid, it was being … More What Scares You?

The 3 AM Crazy

Actually it can come any time between 2 and 4 AM, that time when I usually have to take my first (or sometimes second as I get older) nighttime trip to the bathroom. I groggily get up, stumble to the correct seat, do what I have to do, and stumble back to bed. Then I … More The 3 AM Crazy

May Magic

About fifteen years ago I went on my first trip to England alone, no tour, no mates, just me. I spent one week at a Bed and Breakfast on Street Road in Glastonbury just a few blocks from the main thoroughfare that goes through the still quaint-to-an-American town. Glastonbury called to me because of the … More May Magic

One small change…

I’ve decided to take a hiatus from Facebook…not all Social Media…just Facebook. I was tired of reading diatribes about the Republicans, about the Democrats, about one nationality or the other, one race or the other. After Justice Scalia’s death, I suddenly found myself saying things that made me ashamed. I realized I sounded like some … More One small change…