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My paternal great great grandfather Gustav, a farmer, was born in the Alsace-Lorraine, a region on the French/German border that had been fought over since the time of Louis XIV. As a young man, grandfather Gustav, his two brothers, and … Continue reading
What is your very favorite holiday? Recount the specific memory or memories that have made that holiday special to you. Here is a story my father loved to tell. Even in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, when we’d take a … Continue reading
Last night at dusk I went out to turn off a backyard sprinkler and noticed a broken garden plaque that lay among fallen leaves and plums. It’s been there for quite some time, one of those objects I don’t know … Continue reading
Do you have a hometown? When someone asks where you’re from, are you able to tell them? Or do you mumble something like, “I’ve lived in a lot of places?” I do that. According to the census bureau, less than … Continue reading
I always laugh at certain Mel Brooks jokes, and “I, state your name,” is one of them. This factoid seems like a good intro to this post, which is based on today’s WordPress Daily Writing Prompt, “Say Your Name.” Here … Continue reading
I’m anything but a diehard sports fan, but I’ve noticed over the years that certain sporting events become unforgettable when they mark key moments in my life or our collective life. Do you remember how moving the Super Bowl was … Continue reading
About ten years ago, a woman from the U.K. told me that in a British poll, Homer Simpson had been voted “the most influential living American.” One thing hasn’t changed much over the last decade: men don’t get a lot … Continue reading