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The big-eyed monster that changed our lives
I’m not exactly sure of the date but was at least 25 years ago when that “thing” came out of a storage closet and changed my life forever. It was a personal computer.
More stuff I wish I’d said or written…
The old sports writer wasn’t happy when his editor asked him to cover a high school band concert after another reporter became ill. The sports guy went to the concert and dutifully wrote his review. Here is his first paragraph: “The high school band played Beethoven last night. Beethoven lost.”
Out of the mouths of babes come good things
As a proud grandfather, I’m constantly amused or impressed by the things our grandkids say and do.
We must not fail to say what we feel
He was a proud old sailor, a veteran of World War II, and he was anxious to tell me about a book written by one of his former shipmates on a destroyer in the Pacific.
Why must excesses overwhelm successes?
Philip Seymour Hoffman, a gifted actor and a personal favorite of mine, has joined a select group of celebrities. He did that by dying as the result of apparent drug abuse while at the top of his career at age 46.
Wonder what became of the shoelace kid?
The tavern had closed at midnight. The last three patrons were standing outside on the sidewalk, trying to decide whether to call it a night or find another place selling adult beverages at that hour. Their discussion was abruptly interrupted when a speeding taxi skidded to the curb in front of them and the driver jumped out.
He was a tougher sailor than Popeye
For a young boy growing up in the 40’s and 50’s, he was the perfect hero, a husky, handsome sailor with manly tattoos and exciting tales of traveling the world.
Twists of fate can change a life forever
The old man quietly surveyed his surroundings as his mind carried him back 71 years to World War II and his first trip to Kentucky.
A dollar down, a dollar a week … forever
What is it about having your own motor vehicle that makes it so important, even a rite of passage, for teenagers?
‘I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore’
That sentence by British actor Peter Finch in the 1976 movie “Network” is among the most quoted movie lines in various trivia games.
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