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In October 1987, I had moved from Richmond, Virginia to the Caribbean to live out my life under the palm trees. I had been adrift since I graduated college two years earlier, without purpose or direction. I had figured, as … Continue reading

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Dealing with imperfect friends

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From my latest column, appearing in BoomerConnections.com. Our society has given us a way to make our lives much easier by changing the way we deal with friends. I used to work hard at getting along with my friends. Some … Continue reading

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One Big Family

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Originally published December 2008 in the Chesterfield Observer: One of the great things about being a dad is that you can inculcate your kids with the illusion of infallibility right out of the gate. From the moment the child can … Continue reading

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Hoop Nightmares

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The old saying about my people (the Irish side, not the Norwegian side) is that we are often wrong, but never in doubt. There are other old sayings about my people, but I don’t feel like getting complaints from the … Continue reading

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Getting old ain’t for [fill in the blank]

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From my latest column, appearing in BoomerConnections.com. I’m beginning to realize that when senior citizens say “getting old ain’t for wimps,” they are using the word “wimps” in place of a more colorful term. Seriously, I am amazed that the … Continue reading

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The Story Behind the Glenn Atkinson Memorial Golf Tournament

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After 19 great years of celebrating and remembering our friend and brother Glenn Atkinson and helping Glenn and Anne pay for college for their daughters, Katherine and Sarah, the final Glenn Atkinson Memorial Golf Tournament will be on Saturday, Oct. … Continue reading

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BOOM. It’s Valentine’s Day, and you know what that means…

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Oh, Ronald! That’s so romantic! But… I’m still getting jewelry… right? It’s Valentine’s Day guys! And you know what that means, right? Nope, you don’t. Here’s why, in my latest humor column, appearing in BoomerConnections.com. Here’s the problem with Valentine’s … Continue reading

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