Monthly Archives: January 2017

Jurassic Park

A video of a massive alligator walking through a reserve near Lakeland, Florida, had people speculating earlier this week whether it was a hoax. No.  It’s real and now people are taking trips to the area to see the great alligator … Continue reading

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Wild daughters Absent fathers, bored mothers Bourgeoisie bedrooms Nosferatu has come from Mexico to take your wife Utopias and horrors Ghosts and martyrs Conformity; authority Uniform insanity Fascists and Communists Psychiatrists, Psychologists The dictator is already present carrying out master’s … Continue reading

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The Last Week

Well tomorrow we are entering the last week of Barack Obama and the coming of who knows what. This morning over my second cup o’joe while nursing my left foot I thought back to how joyful and hopeful I was … Continue reading

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Happy Forty Sweetie!

Marie Elizabeth – 1980 There are days in life that seem to come as milestones. We all know the obvious ones; those days we remember as we grew up, matured, accomplished, grew old.  The graduations, the weddings, the birth of … Continue reading

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Clark Boy!

Clark Boy at two months!! 🙂 Those interested in my left foot should know it is now in a cast running from said foot to below the knee.  “Nicely done Toritto!  That will be six weeks in plaster.” I decided on … Continue reading

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My Left Foot

Well last Thursday Toritto is doing what all men who live alone have to eventually do – clean up the house.  Well if not “clean” at least “tidy” up the place.  This is important when one has two daughters who … Continue reading

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My Father Would Have Been 100

My father and grandmother – Easter 1943 My father would have been 100 years old on Thursday. Not my grandfather or great-grandfather; my father. He never made it to 57. I received a phone call in the middle of a cold … Continue reading

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Rhode Island and the Coming of Religious Liberty

Touro Synagogue – Newport Rhode Island – founded by 15 Jewish families arriving in Rhode Island from Barbados in 1658.  It is the oldest synagogue in America. “To hold forth a lively experiment that a most flourishing civil state may … Continue reading

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R. I. H. T. to R. I. S. D.

Once upon a time, during the reign of Antoninus Pius, I lived and worked in Providence, Rhode Island. But I’m getting ahead of myself. As a sixteen year old high school graduate I worked in the mail room of the … Continue reading

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Mum Bett and Abolition in Massachusetts – a Re-Post

“anytime while I was a slave, if one minute’s freedom had been offered to me, and I had been told I must die at the end of that minute, I would have taken it—just to stand one minute on God’s … Continue reading

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