Category Archives: Family

Living Winter

I realize that I am far from the first person to say this, but there is something so magical about walking in the falling snow.  No, there is nothing novel about this sentiment, and yet I still feel that it … Continue reading

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The Other 9/11

We tend to remember the tragedies more than the celebrations.  That’s not a new, earth-shattering revelation, it’s just true.  For example, many Americans could probably tell you when World War II started, even down to the day, but when was … Continue reading

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Abortion

The title gives this away, but I’m gonna come right out and say that this is going to offend a lot of people.  I should also say that I’m pretty angry.  I’ve seen far too many of my friends and … Continue reading

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Dining à la Garibaldi

Before 1990, if you had asked me who Giuseppe Garibaldi was, I probably would have guessed that he had something to do with Garibaldi’s Pizza, the best local pizza joint in Memphis, TN.  It was not until the sixth grade … Continue reading

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Where Is My Mind?

‘Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most…’  I have ample reason to quote Mark Twain (‘The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco,’ is still one of my favourites, even if … Continue reading

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For Father’s Day

I remember growing up there was an ad on TV, sometime in the early nineties maybe, promoting men taking an active role in their children’s lives.  It showed a guy playing with his kid or something, and the voice-over informed … Continue reading

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Army Strong

People are often surprised when I say that I support a strong military.  I suppose it doesn’t seem to fit with my otherwise liberal worldview and smacks of a latent conservatism.  Whether this last is good or bad or even … Continue reading

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