Category Archives: The Journey

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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It’s a Cheetah

This is the single best article on “giftedness” that I’ve ever read. Have a great day!

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Genius

I find it irritating to read popular articles on the topic of “genius.”  Here is a good example. There’s this ridiculous sentence, which is featured as a pull-quote in the article: Genius, as a noun, has always been a sort … Continue reading

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The Old Bulova

When I graduated from high school (a large even number of years ago), my dad, who had remarried and lived in another state, sent me a gift. It was a classic graduation gift:  a Bulova watch.  Automatic with second hand … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Artichokes

It was one of those hilarious-infuriating moments where you just have to bite your tongue and then top up your cocktail. “They’re not Jerusalem artichokes, they’re Israeli Sunflowers,” I was told forcefully. There’s no such thing as an Israeli Sunflower, … Continue reading

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