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My first dance was at a school sock hop

October 30, 2009 It was a cool September night. I had never been to school on a Friday night before. It was my first time going to a dance called a “sock hop. more »»

August from my desk: Cooler, but not as sweet

August 28, 2009 I have often wondered where the term “dog days of summer” came from. The term reportedly goes all the way back to ancient times during the time of the Roman Empire. more »»

Staying productive, at a cost

May 22, 2009 Retirement and working part-time seems possible for many in today’s economy. It is a way to stay financially secure. more »»

Take me out to the ballgame . . . preferably in D.C.

April 24, 2009 I can remember that it was a beautiful summer day in Washington. It was Saturday and I was looking forward to going to Glen Echo amusement Park to go swimmin. more »»

Getting older makes one appreciate each day

March 27, 2009 Getting older is not a dramatic as it seems. Books, plays and movies have left an impression that getting older is like a speeding train in the middle of the night rushing toward its final stop. more »»

Finding a time to clean

January 30, 2009 This year I promised myself that I was going to clean house and start to get rid of old pictures, books clothing and other things that I no longer us. more »»

Witness to change in America

January 23, 2009 Barack Obama took the oath of office at noon Tuesday from the West Front of the Capital. more »»

New Year brings a chance to ponder future goals

December 26, 2008 When I look back at some of the New Years of the past, it is like looking at different chapters in my life. Nothing used to make me feel older that the changing of the year. more »»

Thanksgiving memories warmest of all

December 12, 2008 I love the fall. It’s my favorite time of year. I love the changing of the tree leaves to almost every color of the rainbow. I love the coolness of the days, the smell of damp burning leaves. more »»



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