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Darryl Strawberry's Salary Would Fit Me To A 'T'

Like most boys, I dreamed of growing up and becoming a Major League Baseball player.

Like most boys, I saw that dream dashed into 1.28 million splendid splinters.

But now, so many fallen leaves later, the dream could come true.


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Christmas Came 25 Days Early This Year

Advent, the four-week period of expectant waiting in many Christian denominations, is nearly over.

Christmas arrives next week and with it the celebration of the birth of Jesus.

Ready or not.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Pass The Cranberry Sauce And Bald Eagle

As far as Benjamin Franklin was concerned, the American Bald Eagle could go ahead and get stuffed.

Rather than eating turkeys, Franklin thought we should put them on our nation’s Great Seal instead of the skullduggerous bald eagle.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Floating On The River With The Wild Geese Flying
The one thing that would make this a perfect afternoon on the river, I tell myself, as the kayak skims across the current of the James, is if a V of Canada geese were to fly upstream, right over me, just once during the six-mile journey on this Autumn Saturday of wind-blown sky-blueness.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

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