Monthly Archives: August 2013

March on Washington: My Father’s Reflections

Today’s the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom that culminated in Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I have a Dream” speech. Hundreds of thousands of people from around the country gathered to advocate for racial … Continue reading

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Cycling Diary: Wine, Onions & Socks

In between a new baby and our daughter moving, we’ve managed to get in some scenic cycling. We  have many “favorite” rides we do again and again. Crossing the Delaware River over the historic Dingman’s Bridge  on  a recent ride … Continue reading

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Empty Nest Syndrome: No more Sandwiches!

“I’m leavin on a jet plane, don’t know when I’ll be back again… “ These lyrics have been playing in my head all week. I changed the pronoun to “she,” thinking of my daughter who left yesterday to begin her … Continue reading

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Cordials, Anyone?

“Do you want my crystal cordial glasses?” My mother asked me this morning. “I have 16 of them.” No, I said. I have plenty of my own. Two sets in fact. Two sets hardly used. I have simple glass ones … Continue reading

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