June 26, 2020 – The Conundrum of Forgiveness

Today is June 26, 2020. This is also celebrated as Forgiveness Day – a day to forgive and to be forgiven. How can one day be so impractical and at the same time so practical? after the rain Late yesterday afternoon we had a fierce thunderstorm. I don’t know if I just wasn’t paying attention … Read more

June 6, 2020 – Golfing with the Secret Service

Today is June 6, 2020, National Yo-Yo Day and the birthday of Donald F. Duncan, Sr. Donald Duncan was a American businessman who, during the years of the Great Depression, popularized the yo-yo in the United States. Did you ever try to play to with a yo-yo? I was…and still am…lousy at yo-yo-ing, even with … Read more

Day 74 – Stories of COVID-19 and Sheltering-In-Place

At one point, he laughed and said, “Tom, you are the whitest white boy I’ve ever known!” We both laughed, because some truth makes us laugh when it slaps us upside the head.

Day 70 – Stories of COVID-19 and Sheltering-In-Place

Do not imagine for a moment that they are asleep…though I must admit a couple of folks do look very relaxed.

Day 69 – Stories of COVID-19 and Sheltering-In-Place

Of all the graves we visited I think there was only one that I associated with a person I knew anything about – Uncle Will. I don’t recall if I ever met him, but I was named after him…or so I’ve been told.

Day 63 – Stories of COVID-19 and Sheltering-In-Place

When I first started this blog…62 days ago…I wrote these words to explain why I was writing it: I’m mostly doing this for my own sanity and well-being. In fact it is more true than you might have imagined when you first read it.

Day 35 – Stories of COVID-19 and Sheltering-In-Place

All of the golf courses in Maryland are closed. Philsophically I’m not opposed. I understand. It is for the greater good. Unfortunately for me…and more unfortunately for my neighbors…it means I have to stay in shape by hitting drives from our 4th floor deck.

Day 28 – Stories of COVID-19 and Sheltering-In-Place

In the time of COVID-19 some are learning that human connection can be maintained, even strengthened, through technology, others are learning that technology alone was never enough. Still, we are learning again about the need for and power of human connection and relationships.

Day 26 – Stories of COVID-19 and Sheltering-In-Place

Friday, April 10, 2020 – Live to Blog from Under a New Haircut! Today I gave myself a haircut! A COVID-19 haircut! And they said it couldn’t be done! (Well, Clemencia, the Girls, Bert, Ernie, Beto & Enrique all hinted that it was a fool’s mission.) Nothing stops a subborn fool from Iowa! Tom Gives … Read more

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