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On the Train to Secaucus

Friday afternoon I received a phone call from my daughter-in-law’s mother.  We don’t talk often, but whenever we do, I always come away from the conversation with a new insight or appreciation of life as this woman focuses on Life’s … Continue reading

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Connecting With Your Customers

We used to shop at a store called Restoration Hardware.  Contrary to its name, it is not a hardware store in the customary sense of the term.  For those of you in the United States, you will remember when it … Continue reading

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The Art of Lying

When I was a child, my father, who was Head of Structures for Sikorsky Aircraft, used to take some interesting business trips.  When he would return, he always brought me trinkets, usually little gadgets from the vendors during conferences, and … Continue reading

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One Human Family

Yesterday I received a letter from my frequent flyer loyalty program of American Airlines.  The purpose of the letter was to entice me to take a vacation to Miami or the Florida Keys.  The second paragraph gave me an unexpected … Continue reading

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One Small Thing

Friday I had the blues, so I headed to the shore, hoping to dispel my somber mood.  I don’t know if you are anything like me, but I suspect I’m not alone in finding fault with just about everything when … Continue reading

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Bargain Hunting

My brother loves a bargain and he’s a master at finding one.  Not only is he a master, he loves showing me his prowess every time I see him.  He’ll come home with seven free quarts of spaghetti sauce from … Continue reading

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There Are No Do-Overs in Parenting

I’ve been visiting my daughter for close to a week now, watching her interact with my two beautiful granddaughters who are eight and twelve, and I’m a little hurt she hasn’t asked for my advice on raising children.  After all, … Continue reading

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Better Than Supermarket Tabloids

We live in a nation of dummies and idiots.  I know this is so because of the plethora of “Dummies” and “Idiots” guides on the bookshelves.  Apparently, we can’t recognize such things as basic emotions or how a guitar works … Continue reading

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A Well-Learned Lesson

Last week I posted a letter I would have liked to have sent to my third-grade teacher, Mrs. Zunker.  We all have teachers we loved and whose memory and lessons were sweetly remembered.  Unfortunately, most of us have also had … Continue reading

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Letter to My Third-Grade Teacher

Dear Mrs. Zunker, I found this old photograph of my third grade class, and it brought back so many memories of you and Roger Sherman Elementary School.  That’s me, in the second row, third from the left, with the overbite … Continue reading

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