SO VERY, VERY NEW

1…2. Buckle my shoe. The New Year is here. As of yesterday. One day. Come and gone. And we’re off. Into 2019. Whether you say “Two Thousand Nineteen.” Or “Twenty Nineteen.” It’s a fact. It’s here. New beginnings. A fresh start. Drop-kick 2018. And drop-kick is what the Punchersdid all season. Kicked every opponent to […]

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS

’Twas the night after Christmas. And all through the house. Everyone slept. Even the mouse. The stockings that were hung Now lay on the floor. Santa’s gone. There’ll be no more. So many guests. So many laughs. So much food. Might have to fast. Paper and ribbons And boxes galore. TV on. What’s the score? […]

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

Christmas. Excitement. Anticipation. Going out of town. Or company’s coming. And Santa Claus. Sleigh bells ring, Are you listening? It’s a gearing-up. And a winding-down. All at the same time. Big holiday. End of a year. Wrapping gifts. Stringing lights. Decorating trees. Lighting candles. Saying prayers. Singing carols. Feeling the heart. Feeling the heat. Especially […]

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IT’S A MIRACLE

December 12. Just another day. But also somebody’s birthday. Gustave Flaubert. Edvard Munch. Edward G. Robinson. Frank Sinatra. Bob Barker. Remember him? (The Price Is Right!) Connie Francis. (Where the Boys Are…) Dionne Warwick. Cathy Rigby. Cathy who? It’s also the date many have died. Douglas Fairbanks. Winston Churchill’s wife, Clementine. A formidable person in […]

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THINK GLOBAL, SHOP LOCAL

All aboard! Last month before 2019. All hands on deck. Stow your carry-on under your seat. Hang on to your hats. Hold tight the reins. We’re off and running. December is our final stop. Destination:  the New Year. And December is here. With it comes turquoise. And narcissus. The official birthstone. And flower. So away […]

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WHAT’S THE BEEF?

Beef. It’s what’s for dinner. Or supper. Or lunch. Maybe even breakfast. Where’s the beef? All over town. Beef. From Old French “boef.” According to trusty Webster. Beef is a full-grown ox, cow, bull, or steer. Especially one bred and fattened for meat. One can also beef up a football team. Go Punchers! Or have a […]

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SAY WHAT?

What. What would we do without “what”? From Middle English and Indo-European. And Latin. And even Lithuanian. So says Trusty Webster. What’s new, Pussycat? What’s up, Doc? What’s it all about, Alfie? What’s the problem? What’s happening? Que passa? What’s done is done. What’s a mother to do? What would Jesus do? What do you […]

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