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Bowled Over

The holiday weekend sure went by fast. Randy flew to Virginia on bright and early on Wednesday morning. Actually, it was dark and early as he woke me at 4:20 to take him to the airport. A few hours later my parents arrived at my house (while I was at work). We played cards that […]

A Change of Scenery

Typically, Thanksgiving for me meant Randy going to Virginia and me going to the Cape to visit my parents. Although Randy is still ditching the land of the “real” Thanksgiving for Virginia, my plans have changed. My mom suggested we drive out towards my brothers place (Easthampton, MA) and eat out this year. She didn’t […]

They Come and Go So Fast

Good times, that is. So my best friend from college flew out from southern California to visit for the first time since 2001. Randy and I have been out there 4 or 5 times since then, but this is the first time he’s come this way. It really was great seeing him and catching up […]

Blast from the Past

As just about anybody who knows me could tell you, I live in that past. I often reminisce about my high school years or my early 20’s (in college/post college). It’s very strange because I wasn’t necessarily the most popular kid in school. In fact, I was far from it.  And all of my friends […]

You Take the Good, You Take the Bad, You Take them All, and There You Have, The Facts of Life. The Facts of Life.

So, after a great weekend in Chicago, I came back to find out that my uncle (my mother’s 87 year old brother) suffered a heart attack and possibly stroke while I was away. My parents, reluctant to drive at night, in rush hour, in traffic, off-Cape, over 55 mph, in the left lane of a […]

Chicago: Then and Now

OK – let’s see if this works. First, a photo of college classmates during my first visit to Chicago 18 years ago. Second, a photo from essentially the same location last weekend. I kept looking at the skyline and thinking that there were so many new buildings in this spot, but it seems the only […]

Breaking Wind

This past weekend Randy and I flew to the Windy City to visit friends. Considering all of the travel Randy has done in the past, it’s surprising to realize that he’s never actually visited the city of Chicago. He’s flown through O’Hare Aiport more times than he’d care to remember, but he’s never actually ventured […]

You and I Travel to the Beat of a Different Drum

I’m not sure if Linda Ronstadt would vote democrat or republican, but those lyrics do make me think of little ole’ Massachusetts when it comes to elections. While the rest of the country swerved abruptly toward the right (again), every single candidate went the other direction in the Commonwealth (10 representatives plus the governor). We seem to […]