Category Archives: Family

My Dad – a Book – and ‘Connection’

It’s been just about 9 years now since my dad passed away.  I had never been very close to him, my parents having divorced when I was 6 years old. This post is about a bit of extra connection coming … Continue reading

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The Passing of a Great Man

  This world lost a great man a week ago, although you wouldn’t have known about him unless you’ve read the couple of posts on this blog where I mentioned him. His name was Winfred Murphy, or ‘Pinky’ as he’s … Continue reading

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What Legacy do I leave behind?

“We were all trapped in stories, she said, . . . each of us the prisoner of our own solipsistic narrative, each family the captive of the family story, each community locked within its own tale of itself, each people … Continue reading

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The Best Thanksgiving Movie you’ve Never Seen

Holidays: The 4th of July is the celebration of the birth of our nation and on Memorial Day we remember those fallen in war. Halloween and Christmas we turn over to children and on Valentine’s Day we all surrender to … Continue reading

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Memorial Day remembrance dedicated to my cousins

Though I was too young, I had an older brother and two cousins who went to Vietnam during the war. My brother Chris made it back from the war. My two cousins, both Marines, did not. Earlier today my wife … Continue reading

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Late to the Latest Fad

“Nobody drives us crazy like our own family. They’re odd, they push our buttons; they’re the source of our biggest frustrations; but also our greatest joys. It’s not always gonna run smoothly, and we’re not always gonna agree, but in … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving and Family

“There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human society, are created, strengthened and maintained.” – Winston Churchill “A dog reflects the family life. Whoever … Continue reading

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