Tag Archives: childhood

When the best presents are memories

There are a few of my childhood Christmases that are memorable to me. Most are lost to time now; I know my parents and particularly, my mother struggled to give us as pleasant a holiday as she could every year … Continue reading

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Summer

From time to time I run across the question, “What is your favorite time of year?” and I automatically reply, “Summer.” It’s not just that summer is a comfortable time for me, as I have a hard time dealing with … Continue reading

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The Hallucination of Days Gone By

If there’s one assumption I dislike, it’s the assumption of many from my Boomer Generation that ours was the best, most wonderful childhood time of all, when we enjoyed so many things that today’s generation does not. You’ve seen the … Continue reading

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To My Friend Lacey and to Californians everywhere

When I was a kid living in the country, there was a wildfire north of where we lived when I was around seven years old. Papa ordered us all to get something to save and go down into the cellar … Continue reading

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Connecting to the moment

I love me a good tire swing. We employed real tires in our swings, which in retrospect was maybe not such a good idea. Not only did you have to adjust your seating in order to keep the inner edges … Continue reading

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