Category Archives: The Journey

Protected: Bonkers Balls

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Happy Birthday, Mrs. Kromer

Yesterday, December 16, was not only the 248th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven, it was also the 125th birthday of Mrs. Grace Kromer–née Grace Isabella Ernst in New York City. Her father died when she was a child.  Her stepfather … Continue reading

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The Ice Storm of 1973

The calendar for 1973 was the same as for 2018, so exactly forty-five years ago this morning was Monday morning, December 17, 1973. One week previously, on Long Island, we awoke to the great ice storm of 1973. The weekend … Continue reading

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When You Can’t Do Anything Else…

. …clean your desk. . This is advice I learned from a genealogical magazine years ago–in that wonderful public library in Rutherford, New Jersey. When stuck, tidy up. It’s magic, every time. This little “back office”–a third bedroom when we … Continue reading

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Remembering Dad, 35 Years Later

I’m just like my old man. It was hurled at me as a despicable insult for years and years.  Despite that, I’ve learned that it’s really true, and I embrace it.  Belatedly, but sincerely.  When I finally learned how to … Continue reading

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Organist Anniversary

Today, September 22, is a big anniversary day for me. If you read my May post on my Bulova watch, you know it was a “big” high school graduation anniversary. Today, as a freshman in college, exactly 21 days into … Continue reading

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Atari Flashback Review

The Atari Flashback Portable came yesterday, and of course I tried it out till the “low battery” light came on.  I charged it per instructions overnight, and I’ve been having a lot of fun since the wee hours. It was … Continue reading

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About That Priest

I’ve had a change of mind, if not entirely of heart. The priest I mentioned the other day–someone I’d thought was a friend, but who turned out to be a sexual predator–well, for now I am not going to continue … Continue reading

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First Mars, Now Aquarius

So tomorrow is the total lunar eclipse and Mars at opposition.  Two gorgeous red bodies in the sky at once.  Mind you, the northeastern United States won’t see the eclipse, but I’m hopeful thanks to Slooh, a community of stargazers … Continue reading

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Wearing a Tie to Church

Can you believe I get flak over wearing a jacket and tie to church on Sunday? And I’m the organist! Give me a break.  Of course I’m going to wear a jacket and tie to church on Sunday.  I would … Continue reading

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