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The Copying Machine Salesman

By on May 8, 2014 in Memory Lane with No Comments

In the mid 1970’s I decided to get a new job, one that was part of a real career. Up until then, I had mainly worked in restaurants. I enjoyed them and I did make pretty good money, but I always knew that I’d have to get a “real” job someday. I was getting pretty […]

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The Pizza Delivery Boy

By on March 30, 2014 in Memory Lane with 1 Comment

One of my all-time favorite jobs was working at Romeo’s Pizza back in the early 1970’s. It was a small Italian Restaurant with a counter and a few tables. They specialized in old-fashioned, hand-thrown pizzas. I was a delivery boy and pizza maker. I worked there with several of my college friends.

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The Stunt Pilot

By on March 27, 2014 in My Childhood Neighborhood with No Comments

The house I grew up in was directly across from an elementary school with a huge, paved playground. It was great. We spent most of our waking hours on that playground. Many a day was spent playing baseball, football, basketball and kick-the-can on that playground. One of my favorite hobbies was flying gas-powered, control-line airplanes.

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My name is Mud

By on March 19, 2014 in Memory Lane with No Comments

I got my first real girlfriend…Debbie, about the same time I got my driver’s license. She lived just around the corner and I was almost as excited with the new girlfriend as I was with my new driving license.

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An open letter to Tim Cook, CEO of Apple

By on March 8, 2014 in IMHO with 2 Comments

Dear Tim Cook, First, I must admit that I am a huge technology geek. I love all of the gadgets; the iPhone, the iPod, the iPad, the MacBook and the Apple TV. Yes, I am an ardent Apple enthusiast. I have been since my first Mac SE.

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Battle of the Bladders

By on February 28, 2014 in Italia! with No Comments

Okay, so I’m flying at 3200 feet at almost 600 MPH somewhere between Glasgow and Iceland over the North Atlantic and I suddenly realize that I’m in a battle of the bladders with the woman sitting next to me.

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The Uffizi

By on February 28, 2014 in Italia! with No Comments

While in Firenze I visited the Uffizi. This is a huge building built-in the 1500’s to create offices for the Florentine magistrate. Uffizi actually means “offices” in Italian.

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My Hotel Room in Firenze

By on February 26, 2014 in Italia! with No Comments

Upon arriving in Firenze (Florence), the first thing I did was to check into the hotel. It was very close to the train station and the popular tourist spots. The hotel was a flight up the stairs and still in the process of some remodeling.

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My Room in Sermide / The Mosquito

By on February 25, 2014 in Italia! with No Comments

In a recent trip to Italy I stayed in a quaint, little hotel in the small Italian town of Sermide, on the Po River. It had been over 40 years since my last visit to Italy. I was just getting unpacked and wandered into the bathroom.

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Born Again

By on February 24, 2014 in Memory Lane with No Comments

I was a born again Christian for almost two weeks. This happened during my formative years when I was around 19. Of course, there was a woman to blame. What else could have driven me to such an extreme?

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