Help Wanted?

It’s all over the news. We see help wanted signs everywhere we go. “We can’t find enough workers.” “People are lazy because the unemployment compensation was raised during the pandemic.” “No one wants to work. They just like to sit around and watch Netflix or play video games.” “What’s happened to the American work ethic?” […]

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Photographs and Memories

Do you have any idea what memories are in your basement? I don’t. Every now and then, I mosey on down the stairs and find things relating to my past life. Examples: -my class photo from the third grade at Johnson School in North Weymouth, Massachusetts -my student ID from the University of Tennessee (1967) […]

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Seventy-fourth Wedding Anniversary

May 11, 2021 would have been my parents–Gertrude and Giles Adams–74th wedding anniversary. If you could call it that. I knew that they had run away and gotten married in Seabrook, New Hampshire. She was 18, he was 20. She lived in her father’s house in Dorchester, a section of Boston; he was in the […]

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I See Dead People…

I’m at that age… I read obituaries every day. When I was in journalism school back in 1966, the first assignment thrown at us was to write our own obituary in the style of our hometown newspaper. “What a crazy thing!” I thought as a 17-year-old freshman. “Why would I write about my death when […]

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