Driver License Renewal

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My 87th birthday is coming up and my driver’s license was about to expire. When I got it five years ago, I figured that I would expire long before that license did but such was not the case. I have been having trouble with my eyes recently. I have one of those “ism” conditions that…

Punctuality

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In 1999 I wrote a children’s song which Greg Brayton and I recorded. Here are some of the lyrics. Punctuality, punctuality, That rare quality   Of being where you oughta when you oughta be. Being where you oughta, when you oughta be I once knew a fellow named Clay. Clay was late for school, he…

The Greatest

Ali

When Cassius Clay was interviewed before his first world championship boxing fight he announced to the world “I am the greatest!”.  Now, Muhammad Ali has died and all over the world reporters and news people are writing stories about the former Cassius Clay that begin,”World”s greatest heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali…”   During the Olympics…

Talking to Cell phones

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He was just six weeks shy of his 87th birthday that morning when he walked into the Hillview High School main door and before he even got to the front desk he was met by his grandson Darin who was a senior there. Darin was the one who invited his grandfather to visit his Music…

Letter to Max

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Dear Max, It’s Memorial Day and I’m thinking about Korea and about you, Max.  You and those other G.I’s they carried off on liters from that damn, beat-up powder-topped hill we called Old Baldy.  We were fighting so that the world would be safe for democracy.  Maybe we did a lousy job of it Max,…

They Can’t Stop!

Railroad Crossing

I was driving out of Hillsborough on Old US10 and turned left onto Mount.Herman Church Road when I came to a railroad crossing and as I drove over it I noticed an old cemetery on my left. Immediately the thought jumped into my head, “How appropriate, a railroad crossing and a cemetery.” So many times…