Category Archives: Parents

Gifts from my Childhood

The last thing that I wanted to do when writing this blog was to become philosophical. Unfortunately, some events just bring out an innate need to overanalyze some of my behaviors, thoughts and points-of-view. Let me give you an example: … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom!

I want to thank Barry Long for sending me a a wonderful piece by Michael Gartner, editor of newspapers large and small and president of NBC News. In 1997, Michael Gartner won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing. Barry, one of … Continue reading

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Lessons From My Father

My dad has been gone for over 12 years. As cliché as it sounds, it only seems like yesterday that he was expressing his opinion about something I was doing whether I liked it or not. My father, like many … Continue reading

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Hunky See, Hunky Do!

My dad was a master mechanic. If any of his customers were still around, they would attest to that fact. The man could drive a car around the down to the end of South First Street and be able to … Continue reading

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Disjointed Parts

Periodically, I come to a point when my recollections fail to come together to be able to write a cohesive story about my life in Duquesne, or as a child growing up as part of a large hunky clan. As … Continue reading

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Sunday, Sunday

First of all, I would like to apologize for not posting for over a week! Life throws you curve balls from time to time, and I’ve been dodging them all week. I woke this morning to a beautiful cool, crisp … Continue reading

Posted in Church and School - Holy Name, Church and School - Holy Trinity, Church and School - St. Joseph, Life in General, My Hunky Family, Parents | 7 Comments

Oh Where, Oh Where Can You Be?

The number of friends, neighbors and family that have reconnected through this blog is really exciting. I find it very gratifying to know that I may have given someone the opportunity to reach out to others in their life. With … Continue reading

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Special Memories

We live in a very disposable world. Disposable cameras, disposable phones, disposable razors and even disposable income! When I was a kid, things were quite different. Whether it was due to limited funds, or a holdover from the depression era, … Continue reading

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BTS Torture

Well, it’s August 10th, and as a young boy growing up in the Duquesne area, the last thing on my mind would have been going back to school. In August, I was still thinking about playing outside all day, perhaps … Continue reading

Posted in Autumntime, Church and School - Holy Name, Church and School - Holy Trinity, Church and School - St. Joseph, Duquesne Public Schools, Life in General, Parents | 9 Comments

Lesson Learned

I was driving through my neighborhood on the way to the office today and made an interesting observation. Ocean Pines, MD is a community that rests about 5 miles from Ocean City, MD. As a result, every summer, our tranquil … Continue reading

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