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Snow Falls In Virginia

Music Inside

Music Inside

Today I’m watching the first snowfall of this season, and coincidentally the first snow of 2017. At least here in Northern Virginia. As luck would have it, today is a Saturday, so I’ve avoided the Mad Max-like horrors of traveling out on our snowy highways. On the flip side, I’m stuck in the house all day and cabin fever strikes quickly.

We’re presently up to about one-half inch, and with any luck, we’ll have Washington, D.C.  shut down for a week.

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Outward Bound

Outward Bound

Outward Bound

Back in 1970 I had just landed my first job as a newspaper delivery boy for the New York Daily News. It was a big deal for me, getting a job at the ripe age of 13, as it meant I had money in my pocket. On a good week when I finished collecting and paid my manager his cut I might actually have as much as $15 profit for delivering 60-80 newspapers each morning, seven days a week.

 

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So About Your Complaint

What Complaints Look Like

What Complaints Look Like

Back when I was in the Navy, our standard phase was “a happy sailor is a bitching sailor.”  In fact, most sailors did spend a lot of time complaining about stuff.  Including me, which may come as a shock to many people who know me now.

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A Snowed-in Saturday Morning Multi-cultural Music Fun

Music Inside

Music Inside

It’s early Saturday morning here in our nation’s capital, and we’re having the storm of the century.  It started snowing early last night and it’s still snowing this morning even as I write.  Judging by the snow piled up on the picnic table, visible just outside our basement door, we already have at least six inches and more to come.

So, what to do on a snowed-in Saturday morning?  How about a little multi-cultural music fun? Continue reading

A Few of My Favorite…Christmas Songs

Chinese Christmas Elf

Chinese Christmas Elf

Well, it’s that time of year again.  The time of year when everyone suddenly finds value in acting good and nice towards their fellow persons.  Almost as if someone like Santa Claus was watching.  Besides the delightful (not!) cold weather, we have the wonderful opportunity to listen to yet another go-around of music designed to get us into the holiday spirit. Continue reading