Archive | June, 2015

Fatherly thoughts

Over eight days in June, there is the trifecta of Father’s Day, my father’s birthday, and the anniversary of his death (36 years ago this year). If alive, my father would be 101 this year. This particular trio activates memories of a father who graduated a Jesuit college as a philosophy major (and, boy, did […]

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The afternoon of our lives

Someone named this post-60 years-of-age phase of life the “golden years.”  Hmmm …not my favorite descriptive. Some might call it the “cocktail hour” of their lives, that in-between time, where nothing is expected or required which can easily be filled with drive-by chatter, bandied opinions, air-kissing, and little expectation save the gay froth of pastel-colored […]

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