Category Archives: nostalgia

I Want to Love Snow Again!!

As a child growing up in the Carolinas, I loved the snow!  Or at least I loved the prospect of snow.  It never really snowed all that much and when it did, it was the occasion for great celebration. Winter in … Continue reading

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Making Memories

Did you ever try to create a memory? It’s tough to do … When I was a teen and my siblings were younger, our family took an extended camping trip across the country for 8 weeks. We didn’t know it at … Continue reading

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“1969: A Song for Betty”

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A Sad Statistic Grows by One More …

On Sunday, September 16th, at age 87, my Dad became part of a rapidly growing statistic. He passed away sixty-seven years after completing his service in the US Army Air Corps during World War II. We are losing our World War II … Continue reading

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What once was old is now new again!

Have you ever had the opportunity to revisit you youth? As a teenager in 1967, I was the lucky recipient of this Silvertone guitar made by the Harmony Company and sold through Sears. It was my first acoustic guitar after … Continue reading

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The Old House

Once a source of warmth and light, the old house is cold and dark now. Still generating familiar sights and smells, instead of bringing joy, they now only create an aching sense of emptiness and loss. I find it hard … Continue reading

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Blame it on Me, Myself … and Irene.

Chicago … Chicago … that invisible town? Recently, I had to make a presentation at a conference in Chicago. One of the things I like about my job is that over the years I’ve had the opportunity to travel a … Continue reading

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Making “Scents” of it All … 5 Things I Really Like to Smell.

While I was out walking the trail near my house yesterday, I caught my first strong scent of this season’s honeysuckle and it reminded me how important our sense of smell is to our psychological state. Just like certain songs … Continue reading

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