Happy Valentine’s Day

By at 14 February, 2010, 12:00 am


Happy Halloween

By at 31 October, 2009, 12:00 am


Happy New Year 2009

By at 1 January, 2009, 12:00 am

HAPPY NEW YEAR Life was always good for me on even numbered years. However, 2008 served up a lot of interesting situations which found me pulling my hair out (if I had hair). Struggle, lose, and stress appeared to be the theme of 2008. I’m hoping the odd numbered 2009 brings a much better experience […]


‘Tis The Season

By at 25 December, 2008, 12:00 am

A celebrator of Christmas, I am not. After a conversation with some folk at the job I told them about the only Christmas I remember. Under the tree sat three gold wrapped boxes and a couple of red wrapped boxes.  My cousin crept out of his room and started ruffling through all the presents under […]


Happy Holidays

By at 24 December, 2008, 7:00 am

Many of you may be on your way out of town already, taking the day off or at work at this very moment. As for me, I’m at the office until the end of the day and then I’m tripping it to another cold place to spend a few days with family.  What ever you […]


First Day of the Last Month of The Year

By at 1 December, 2008, 9:27 am

In other words: It’s December 1 and it is also Monday.  What did I learn this weekend? Just a little bit of something.  I prefer to be at work than at home. Sunday I found myself sitting on the couch eating everything in sight and watching none other than Britney Spears on MTV. I’m not […]


Halloween 2008

By at 12 November, 2008, 12:00 am

Halloween has come and gone but I did say I would display photos at some point.  I’ve been pretty busy trying to figure out this new plug-in, which has a bit of a learning curve (or I’m just that slow). The photos are not of the parade itself but of folks who happen to be […]


It’s Halloween, Again

By at 31 October, 2008, 8:52 am

Trick or Treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat… Not something I’ve ever sang but I can hear it in my head as if it was yesterday. No one ever came knocking on my door during my younger years, living in the projects. However, I do recall knocking on a few doors […]



By at 15 June, 2008, 12:00 pm

People often say good men are hard to find And though that may be true I know my mom found a great one The day that she met you You had your rough edges And you were humble enough To let God iron them out Instead of acting all tough You were patient and kind […]


Misadventures while Christmas Shopping

By at 24 December, 2007, 7:38 pm

I am constantly amazed how much truth is more interesting and bizarre than fiction. So I happen to be Christmas shopping yesterday and I stopped at Penn Station (34th Street) at approximately 5pm to grab a bite to eat. Now, like any other major transportation hub, this one was alive and crammed with people itching to […]


On This Day…

By at 22 November, 2007, 6:00 pm

I have to thank God for those times he spared my life: The many times as a child when I contemplated suicide, the time in that hotel in Scranton when I damn near died high on E fused with liquor and weed, the time when I crashed the Pathfinder on black ice leaving Wilkes-Barre on […]


A Mother…

By at 13 May, 2007, 12:00 am

A Mother… Our strongest support system since before birth Usually the one who teaches us how to behave on this earth Strong enough to be the man, yet a gentle as a woman Can balance bills, kids, work and still the best at cookin’ Will hide her pain to ensure that there is joy Would […]