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Tom owns a white pickup truck that he keeps in tiptop shape. He dresses clean and neat. His carpentry work is precise. He’s always polite and friendly, a true gentleman. We live next door to … more
My daughter runs a business restoring old windows. This season she took on an additional project restoring shutters belonging to an 1899 Dutch-built mansion. She very wisely (not!) recruited me to … more
“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” has long been the creed of the American postal worker. Why … more
Halloween is a mash-up between Celtic and Catholic celebrations of the dead that overtime evolved into trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, donning costumes and eating treats. Part I: Along … more
Inside my grandmother’s cupboard among sacks of flour, cans of condensed milk and oyster crackers lived a small cardboard box with an organically inspired, red-lettered label that read, … more
In my lifetime, I’ve worked for some incredible companies and they’ve all had ‘picnics’ of sorts. For example, in NYC, I worked as an audio engineer at both Mediasound and … more
Her name is Debbie and she’s my best friend from high school. We met in the hallways by exchanging tart, but friendly, quips. She was smart, bitterly funny and stunningly beautiful, a tall, … more
When I first began writing for the Sullivan County Democrat, I was congratulated by many people who also happened to make suggestions about what I should report upon, everything from unsolved murders … more
“Ma’am, ma’am!” called the boy from behind the deli counter. Obviously, he was looking for some old woman and if only he could find her, I’d be next in line. In an … more
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I shouldn’t have said it, but I did. When this very attractive blue-eyed dog (and his owner) passed me on the road, I blurted, “Oh, it’s that dog!” The dog immediately turned … more
Wrapped in plastic, a newspaper lies marooned in the middle of the street. It’s been delivered in the pouring rain. I picture a bygone delivery person hurriedly peddling a bicycle while … more
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