Archive | May, 2009

What is a Mom?

Posted on 10 May 2009

Everyone who lives or has ever lived on this planet has or had a mother.  While it is difficult to conceive the nature of the miracle of life and the special bond between mother and child, we know that it exists, for each of us has experienced it.   For me, mothers represent unconditional love.  […]

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Guarding The Tomb of the Unknowns

Posted on 09 May 2009

I received the information that follows in an email circulated to large numbers of people and so, cannot accurately identify and credit its source.  Its details and sentiments, however, merit inclusion in the materials on this Site.   The contents of the correspondence are as follows:   On “Jeopardy” one night, the final question was:  “How many […]

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Sport or Insanity?

Posted on 09 May 2009

420 miles traveled in 6 consecutive days:  I could do that easily – in my car.  What if you had to do that on foot?  What if, in addition to doing that, you were competing against others intent on completing more miles in the same period of time?  That’s exactly what Darren Worts of Chatham, […]

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Big Game in New Jersey?

Posted on 08 May 2009

Who would ever believe elephants can be found in New Jersey?  To this writer’s knowledge, there is no zoo within the state that even houses elephants!  Yet, strange as it may seem, New Jersey is home to a very famous pachyderm, and her name is Lucy.  The final and only remaining creation of James V. Lafferty, […]

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Tom’s Story

Posted on 07 May 2009

In August, 1945, I was somewhere in the Pacific Ocean heading for the Invasion of Japan when the ship’s Captain announced the Japanese surrender.   Instead of invading Japan, I became a part of the first Occupation Forces to secure and occupy the islands of Japan in October, 1945 – thanks to the Atomic Bomb. […]

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Who Said Pajama Parties Are Just for Kids?

Posted on 07 May 2009

The idea for our pajama party actually came from Kelly and Kimmie’s mother, Jeanne, who is now in her 50’s.  We remember as children seeing the adult women in the family having slumber parties with their girlfriends.  The idea came about because most of the women had children and wouldn’t drink and drive so they […]

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Ask Not For Whom the Bell Tolls

Posted on 06 May 2009

This morning, as I was preparing for another working day, I noted on the crawler below a morning news show I regularly watch that the Swine Flu pandemic had claimed its first U.S. resident in Texas.  A normal part of my daily routine, reading that tidbit had no more impact upon me than any of […]

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Yo Adrian!

Posted on 05 May 2009

Having been born and lived most of my life in the metropolitan Philadelphia area, I am almost as familiar with the saga of Sylvester Stallone’s fictional character, Rocky Balboa, as I am with the lives of friends and family members.  I feel as if Rocky is a part of my family.  In the 1976 Academy […]

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A New World Order: The Death of the Newspaper Industry

Posted on 05 May 2009

The death knell has sounded for print media in general and the newspaper industry in particular.  In the past year, major metropolitan daily newspapers including the Rocky Mountain News, Baltimore Examiner, San Juan Star, Albuquerque Tribune, Kentucky Post, Cincinnati Post, King County Journal, Union City Register-Tribune, South Idaho Press, and Halifax Daily News have shut […]

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The Jersey Kid: My First Article

Posted on 03 May 2009

I’ve recently made up a song about Earth Day.  The song is sung to the tune of the freecreditreport.com commercial.  I wrote this song because Earth Day is my birthday!   The song is as follows:   T-R-E-E that spells tree, if you save the planet you’re the bomb baby! Papers cans and bottles too, […]

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