Happy Anniversary: The Road To My 31st Home

Nine years ago today, I moved into The Place Where I Hang My Hats. And that's the longest time I've ever spent in one place, believe it or not. Nine years. In two weeks and I'll be 49 1/2 years old (the toddler in me still appreciates that) and I've lived under 31 different roofs …

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Damn My Pride and Damn Thursdays

"Pride. Pride is a weakness." — Benjamin Martin, "The Patriot" • • • Every Thursday, I go through this. I wake up in the morning, climb out of bed, fill my belly with a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich and 24 ounces of Green Mountain Coffee and I sit down to put together the Wilton …

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October 4 – Are You Ready For Some Football? Not at 9 a.m.

I woke up this morning to sounds The NFL Today — the familiar voices, the familiar jingle. I suppose if I had heard Brent Musberger and Phyllis George discussing the weather with Jimmy The Greek then I would have either been: A - Dreaming, and the last 30 years of my life weren't real; Or, …

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On October 3rd, I Was Again Reminded Of How Old I Am

It happened while I perusing Twitter during the early morning hours of, well, October 3rd. It started with a high school athlete who follows me and she had posted to all her followers something about "On October 3rd, he asked me what day it was." A few posts later somebody had retweeted E! Online, making …

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October 2 — Mourning Routine

Columbine stunned us. It took our breath away. Left us speechless, without words. It was 1999. Sandy Hook — which came 13 years later — broke our heart and flooded our nation with tears. Twenty dead children laying on classroom floors. Umpqua was just yesterday. Ten more dead. Another killer's name goes down in history. …

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