A Salute to my Favorite Immigrant

In the long-ago year of 1910, my 20-year-old grandfather left the coal mines around Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, boarded a large ship, and headed to the land of opportunity – the U.S. of A. I’m reasonably certain he did not purchase a First Class ticket to do so. Remember those folks who were with Leo DiCaprio’s [...]

By |2022-04-29T02:11:26+00:00April 29th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Seasonal Affective Disorder?

If you happen to be of an age when the AARP annually seeks your membership dues, you might well remember playing on a sports team in your youth that didn’t hand out trophies simply for just showing up. There was a time-worn formula in place to help determine the best. If your team beat other [...]

By |2022-04-22T19:19:21+00:00April 22nd, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Much?

As I was standing in line at the grocery checkout lane this week, I, of course, perused the headlines on the tabloids staring me in the face. Nothing really of great surprise. Unless you’re Britney Spears. She’s apparently pregnant again at age 40, having rid herself of any barriers to that condition by virtue of [...]

By |2022-04-15T13:02:58+00:00April 15th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Let the Season(s) Begin.

As any red-blooded fan of the traditional national pastime knows, this week marks the opening of the Major League Baseball season. The World Champion Atlanta Braves (it’s always fun to say that when you’re a fan) begin defense of their title against the Cincinnati Reds. Full disclosure, though: I grew up a Reds’ fan and [...]

By |2022-04-08T19:55:57+00:00April 8th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments