Happy Valentine’s Day?

Valentine's Day. A day of so many emotions for so many people. There are those young ladies, and men, that are hoping, expecting, yearning for that elusive proposal over a candle lit dinner at a dimly lit, expensive restaurant tonight. There are those men, and women that are stressed out because they are going to…

Flashback Friday: Peanuts Philosophy

Originally Posted March 23, 2011 The following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz, the creator of the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip. You don’t have to actually answer the questions. Just ponder on them. Just read straight through, and you’ll get the point. The Charles Schulz Philosophy 1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world. 2….

An Anniversary Of Angelic Intervention

Thirty three years ago tonight, at the age of nineteen, a neighbor that was about my age, who I really did not know very well, saw me in my front yard and came over to talk. He pointed to a house about three houses away from mine, obliquely opposite, and asked me if I ever…

Remembering A Gift From An Angel

A few years ago, when I lived in the DC area, we went into DC to see the Christmas decorations and weren't sure about the parking regulations at the area we were at. There was a homeless man sitting not too far away and I rolled down the window and asked if knew if it…

Happy Birthday Dad

Today is my Stepfather's birthday. He would have been 93. He died at the age of 54, two years older than I am now, from a massive heart attack right in front of me. I was 13 years old at the time, and the thirteen year old me took about five years to recover from…

A Late Evening Walk At Vanderbilt Mansion

Yesterday evening my wife and I took the kids for a late evening walk on the grounds of the Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park, NY, somewhere we frequented while I attended the nearby Culinary Institute of America. This was such a place of healing and relaxation while I had the stress of school those 20…