Category Archives: Family

At The Center Of It All – America Hugs It Out

(Image Credit David Hale Sylvester) Twenty-four hours ago I had never heard of David Hale Sylvester. Twenty-four hours ago people he was high-fiving and hugging had never heard of him either. A story by Jenice Armstrong in the Philadelphia Daily … Continue reading

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Not A Dry Ice In The House – A Brief History Of Poor Decision-Making

My wife’s birthday is later this week and after all these years the question gets more challenging as each one approaches…what to get Kathy this time around. Inspiration came in the form of something that happened over the weekend. The … Continue reading

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Horatio Caine’s Shades Of Justice

Near the top of my annoyances when it comes to being an NFL fan is hearing how wonderful someone’s fantasy football team has “performed.” Let me instead tell you how wonderful my fantasy football team performed. Fantasy football has to be … Continue reading

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Holiday Decorations Knew Their Places

Saturday was D-Day at the Burns residence. The day to drag out – and put out – symbols of the season throughout our home. Our outdoor decorations went up just after Thanksgiving. That turned out to be quite fortunate as … Continue reading

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A Glow In The Darkness Is The Best Gift Of All

In May 2013 a columnist by the name of Craig Wilson took his final bow after a buyout from his employer, USA Today. He wrote a Wednesday column called “The Final Word” for more than sixteen years. His weekly writing – … Continue reading

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The Peanuts Movie – Good Grief You’re In 3-D Charlie Brown – A Review

(Image Credit Mashable.com) I know we hard-core fans of the comic strip “Peanuts” were shocked and dismayed when we learned Hollywood couldn’t help itself from sucking in even more revenue by scooping up and sending off our innocent, timeless beloved characters to … Continue reading

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The 2015 Joe Shlabotnik Award – Major League Baseball’s Bad, Worse And Worst

(Image Credit Peanuts.com) Back in 2012 I first invoked the name here of one Joe Shlabotnik. For the uninitiated Joe is a fictional baseball player who is Charlie Brown’s favorite. This year I’ve decided to give out an Award to a … Continue reading

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2012 MLB – Who Will Be YOUR Team’s Joe Shlabotnik This Season?

(Image Credit Peanuts.com) Forget those two games Bud Selig scheduled over in Japan last week…the true Opening Day for the 2012 Major League Baseball Season is almost upon us. Which brings us to a very, very important question…who will be YOUR team’s … Continue reading

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