Monthly Archives: January 2013

Meet the Beatles!

Living in the Past: I remember when I first heard the Beatles.  I was driving with my college buddy out to school and their song “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” came on the radio.   He told me “they are … Continue reading

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I’m Still Me

Observations About Life: It still requires a few blinks to get used to the elderly man I see in the mirror.  There are only whispers of hair where massive amounts once lived, changed at intervals from left to right or … Continue reading

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Everything Seemed Smaller Now

Experience as a Flashlight:  A number of years ago, I had the opportunity to travel back with my brothers to our boyhood town.  It’s a small town in a largely agricultural area of Wisconsin.  Our dad had moved us there … Continue reading

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My First Camera

Living in the Past:  My first serious camera was a 35 millimeter Argus C3.  I cannot recall how I got it, but I think it was a hand me down from someone.  It had a cold and calculating appearance, with … Continue reading

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Life’s Distractions

General Observation On Life:  There are many things along the Road of Life that distract us: a pretty (handsome) face, a deep discount on something we want, a newspaper headline.  Some distractions have a pull so powerful they are termed … Continue reading

Posted in Balance, Bondage, Coin Collecting, Enjoyment, Exercise, Focus, Fun, Games, Knitting, Laughter, Life, Peace, Photography, Pleasure, Priorities, Reality, Relaxation, Stamp collecting, Stress, Wisdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Am I Enough?

Experience as a Flashlight:  “Am I enough?” I wondered as I wandered through my teens and early twenties.  “Do I have enough looks and wittiness to attract a woman to my side?”  “Will I spend all my life alone?”  These … Continue reading

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Sideburns?

Living in the Past:  Back in the 1970’s sideburns were the rage for men.  This may have been a development from the mop head look introduced by the Beatles back in the 1960’s According to Wikipeda:  Sideburns or sideboards[1] are … Continue reading

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