Category Archives: Aging

Auntie and Her Shimmy

This title is deceiving. There was nothing provocative about Auntie, not even her shimmy. She was no Auntie Mame. The Auntie I mean was my spinster great aunt, Florence Price, who lived in an upstairs back room of my grandparents … Continue reading

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Vocabulary: Wyd

(Vocabulary postings are words or phrases I recently came across in reading, did not fully understand, looked up, and discovered something new.) This is an abbreviation you are most likely to see on a phone message, text, or email from … Continue reading

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Tuesdays With Morrie (And Everyday With My Wife)

Tuesdays With Morrie was a popular book about 10 years ago and was made into a movie. Mich Albom, the author, tells of seeing his old professor at Brandies, Morrie, on TV, interviewed by Ted Koppel. Morrie is dying of … Continue reading

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Continuing Phone Scams

Most of the phone calls I get now are scams of varying degree, yet the calls could be important, so I still answer them. Besides, hanging up on a scam takes little time, and they are easy to recognize. Lately, … Continue reading

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The Grandparent Scam

I find this scam so obvious, so well-known, I wouldn’t even write about it, but my kind-hearted wife was ready to fall for it, so I thought there are still some who need to be warned. Just Google “grandparent scam” … Continue reading

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The Story Of Finn

Here is the full story of Finn, all under one easily retrieved title. Everything I know about him. The story begins 25 years ago when I was still seriously working at ICI-Americas, then add about ten years before that, based … Continue reading

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Parenting

“Parenting lessons from Pooh: Spend time with kids,” by Julia Beck. The Wilmington News-Journal, 10/17/2017. (Reprinted from The Washington Post.) The headline says it all. You can skip the article itself. And I already knew this. Years ago, I attended … Continue reading

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