Art for Art’s Sake

I am releasing my second book this week. The title is “Letter Openers: More Essays about Life and Love”. (My first book, released in 2017, was “Can Openers: Essays About Life and Love”). I should share a few thoughts with you about what it is like to release a book. The first thing I should […]

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Back to Reality

Back in the day when I attended a lot of concerts, there was a concert t-shirt that I liked. There was a graphic on the front with two Dancing Bears with their backs facing the viewer. The bears were looking at a concert arena in the distance. There were fireworks in the air, and confetti […]

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Right or Wrong

I was having a discussion about a Certain Politician recently, and we asked ourselves, “where does his support come from?”  The answer we arrived at was that his supporters supported him, “right or wrong”. Have you ever heard someone say “I support my church/synagogue, right or wrong”? Have you ever heard someone say “I support my […]

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Dr. Joe

I knew a man named Joe. A very kind, mild-mannered gentleman who lived in my community.  We had a lot in common.  As I write this (September 2019), we were both 57 years old, married, each of us had two daughters.  We both worked for pharmaceutical companies. I should mention that Joe was brilliant. He had a Ph.D. in biochemical […]

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Father Less

It has been a while since I have published on this blog. There are a few reasons for that: 1) I have been writing for another blog site 2) I am finishing my second book (working title “Letter Openers: More Essays About Life and Love”) 3) My home life has been pretty busy I would […]

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The Days Between

The Grateful Dead wrote a song in 1993 called The Days Between.  The song was written about a relationship that Jerry Garcia had with a woman when they were in their teens.  They lost touch for 30 years or so, and then they rekindled their relationship in the early 1990s. The song is about the […]

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Don’t Wait Until The Last Minute

When I was in college, there was a fellow who lived next door to me who had exceptional study habits. He would study rigorously, and he made it look easy. He organized his time, and he studied (almost) every night. He began studying for exams weeks in advance. He blocked his time into manageable periods, […]

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Making Mistakes

I learned early in life that making mistakes was a bad thing. I learned that making mistakes meant failure, and that mistakes should be avoided at all costs. I learned that lesson so well that I became afraid to try new things. Why try something new, if I was going to be bad (fail) at […]

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Animal House

It’s been a few years since I lived in a dormitory, but I had some wonderful experiences while doing so. Here are some of my favorites: Toilet Ball: my roommates and I spent hours playing a game that we invented. One of my roommates had a Nerf football. We set the football up on a […]

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