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‘A white sport coat and a pink carnation...’

“I’m all dressed up for the dance.” So goes the 1957 hit song by Marty Robbins.

Our high-school aged kids and grandchildren are heading into “prom madness.” I can’t help but fondly remember my prom those many years ago.

Once the prom committee was established, off we went with ideas for a theme, how to decorate, would we have dates, who was going to ...

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day was held on March 8. What is an International Woman? It’s probably a woman who has dual citizenship, or someone with a lot of stamps on their passport. I was in Sweden a couple years ago, and I said could you please stamp a couple stamps right on my face there on page two—I HATE that picture.

Anyway, let’s celebrate all the International Women ...

Political discretion

My son-in-law and I do not always agree politically. If we didn’t see eye-to-eye on ice cream flavors or music or schools of art or the virtues of being left brained or right brained we could debate the subject for hours without animosity creeping in to sabotage our conversation.  

The three most chaotic subjects to debate are politics, religion, and abortion. People’s ...

‘Big Man,’ Big Legacy

Spring has sprung, at last, as a weary winter waves goodbye.

For my wife, Elyse, daughter, Elissa, and me, it is a gross understatement to say that this time of year—this week specifically—tastes as bittersweet as life gets.

Sixteen years ago, on March 20, the first day of spring, which happens to be my birthday, our 15-year-old son Harrison went in for open-heart surgery number ...