Category Archives: Musing

“Mommy, (be) happy!”

In this video, Billy Crystal talks to Stephen Colbert about losing his dad when they were quite young. Advertisements

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Simple solutions

You may have heard this (untrue) modern parable about how NASA spent millions of dollars to develop a pen that would write in zero gravity. And the Russians simply used a pencil. Simple solution. Not true, but inspiring.

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The Pain of Simply Existing

It occured to me that my existence has a cost to others. That everyone of us owe our lives to someone who “paid” for our existence. Oh sure, you’re probably thinking, yeah, when we were born, our mothers paid for … Continue reading

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The Umbrella Tree

We were walking to Church, when Zoe said, “there’s an umbrella in the tree.” Yes, there was. It was a tall tree. If I were my friend Alfred I could tell you what tree it was (Alfred studied botany in … Continue reading

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How I faked my way through University

PL says I have very high self-esteem. Or ego. Some colleagues have said that I am “unstress-able” or unflappable. Others have said I am funny, creative, or even self-assured. I am all that of course. On the outside. Where it … Continue reading

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Ford vs Kavenaugh – ripples

I have been following the Kavenaugh confirmation hearings, and I heard and read Dr Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony, and Kavenaugh’s histrionics. This is one story that rippled out of that event. As a father of a daughter, I hope she … Continue reading

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“Will you protect me?”

During our staycation, I discovered the Fox Movie channel. The first night we caught “Kingsmen – The Golden Circle”. Z watched it until she fell asleep. The next night, the movie was “Logan”. A good movie. Full of pathos. And … Continue reading

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