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It's scarier than usual to work in Donald Trump's White House

It's scarier than usual to work in Donald Trump's White House
Meet Katie Miller. Since October of last year, she’s been the press secretary for Vice-President Mike Pence. Because of her job, she’s tied to the hip of the VP. Whatever he’s doing…and no one really knows what that is….she’s there, right by his side. Last week, Katie Miller tested positive for Covid-19. It’s another case of... Read more »

On Mother's Day 2020, what would my mother think about America and Donald Trump

On Mother's Day 2020, what would my mother think about America and Donald Trump
May 10, 2020. It’s another Mother’s Day. It’s another Mother’s Day without my mother being around to celebrate. This is the sixteenth Mother’s Day that she’s been gone. You’d think after this much time, you’d get used to it. You’d be wrong because you don’t. You most likely never do. You’d think after this much... Read more »

How do you celebrate you daughter's birthday during the coronavirus pandemic?

How do you celebrate you daughter's birthday during the coronavirus pandemic?
May 8, 1992. 7 am. My wife and I are at Kaiser Permanante Hospital in Anaheim, California. A few hours later, we were joined by our youngest daughter. I cut the umbilical cord and held her in my arms for the first time. I put my finger in her tiny hand, expecting her to grab... Read more »
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If you're happy Rush Limbaugh has lung cancer, be better

If you're happy Rush Limbaugh has lung cancer, be better
When it comes to politics, I don’t agree with a single thing that comes out of the mouth of Rush Limbaugh. Not one! As far as his personal life, I hear he likes golf and Hawaii, so we have that commonality, but that’s it. I can’t think of too many personalities I dislike more than... Read more »

Keep calm because it's the end of the year

Keep calm because it's the end of the year
It’s that time of the year. Happy Festivus!!! Got any grievances you want to air? Happy Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and in two days…MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!.  And no, I’m not starting a war on Christmas by placing them last. If you really think that, get over yourselves, people. I’m just giving the less popular holidays their due. Whatever... Read more »

At times you need to dig deep to find gratitude in your life

At times you need to dig deep to find gratitude in your life
Gratitude is hard! It’s not supposed to be a “someone always has it worse than me” thing, but sometimes that’s what happens. It occasionally takes a slap in your face moment to remember to be thankful for what you have. A hard slap. Last Friday I was on a bus, heading to see an orthopedic... Read more »
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Moving Day-Chicago 2019: A new location, but the the cause remains the same

After years of being in Lincoln Park, it was nice to see this sign to let me know I was in the right place. Thanks for the welcome.
Sunday was Chicago’s annual Moving Day walk. Sponsored by The Parkinson Foundation, the money raised helps fund programs to make the lives of people living with Parkinson’s Disease better. The location has been changed to the Soldier Field/Museum Campus area, but everything else remains the same….just bigger and better. Here’s a look at the some... Read more »

How do you deal with the sudden death of a friend?

How do you deal with the sudden death of a friend?
It was December 2011. I was having dinner with my friend J.B. By eight pm, the meal was coming to an end. We wished each other happy holidays. We made plans to get together again after the new year. J.B headed off to his home in the burbs. I was off to mine in Edgewater.... Read more »

A trip to the not so wild, wild West

First stop is Rapid City, South Dakota. We're in the Black Hills. Has anyone seen Rocky Raccoon?
I’ve written a few times about wanting to visit all fifty states. I started the year needing nine states. In April, I spent a few minutes in Arkansas. We were down to the elite eight! All of those eight are in the western United States. I’ve always wanted to see Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone National Park.... Read more »
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They really did pave paradise and put up a parking lot

They really did pave paradise and put up a parking lot
They took all the trees And put them in a tree museum And they charged all the people A dollar and a half to see ’em It’s a week ago Saturday. It’s our second day at Yellowstone National Park. We arrived late the day before and only had time to check out one site. Old... Read more »
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    My so called friends think it's time to edit this section. After four years, they may be right, but don't tell them that. I'll deny it until they die! I can't believe I've been writing this blog for four years. It started as a health/wellness thing and over the years has morphed to include so many things that I don't know how to describe it anymore. I really thought this was going to be the final year of the blog but then Donald Trump came along. It looks like we're good for four more years..God help us all! Oh yeah...the biographical stuff. I'm not 60 anymore. The rest you can read about in the blog.

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