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Welcome Back, Rocktober!

It comes every year to usher in the Fall.  At long last, Rocktober is BACK!  Who's psyched about that? Well, me for one. The fact is it's always fun to have a reason to celebrate. After enjoying a long summer, we are treated to Labor Day in early September.  November has Thanksgiving and December and January...well, holidays [...]

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​THE VALUE OF LIFE

“What were you doing when the first tower was hit?” A question you have likely been asked before or have inquired of someone else. I distinctly remember the chaos and confusion right when the news came in. Nobody was sure what to make of it and details were unclear- but soon enough, the painful reality [...]

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Summer's Kid Conundrum

Still a kid at heart, I very much look forward to the summer all year long. I like the heat, and the absence of coldness, of which I am not very fond. But when the summer months actually roll around, my wife and I oftentimes find ourselves a bit overwhelmed with the sheer amount of [...]

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​THE PRICE OF FREEDOM

The anniversary of D-Day, also known as the Normandy Landings, is on June 6th. This pivotal day in history is recognized as the beginning of the end of the war in Europe when brave young men risked their lives to achieve freedom and victory. In the months and weeks leading up to D-Day, the Allied forces carried out [...]

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​SPRING IS IN THE AIR

I love spring. Who doesn’t? The flowers are blossoming, the sun is shining, the weather is just right and we can finally put away our coats and gloves. What is it about the hum of a lawnmower that somehow motivates everyone to get active and be productive after hibernating all winter long? I have no idea, but I do know [...]

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DID YOU EAT YOUR VEGGIES TODAY?

On most days, I find myself looking for sugar more often than I’d like to admit (every 10 minutes on average). Sometimes I justify those cravings with a cucumber or a cup of orange juice (by cucumber I mean tiny pickle, and by cup I mean a shot glass). Sometimes I don’t even bother myself with that arrangement. I’m [...]

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​DO YOU KNOW A CENTENARIAN?

Sometimes customers ask me for suggestions about what to write in a personal message for their gift recipient. My ‘go to’ wish is usually along the lines of ‘many more happy and healthy years’, because you can never go wrong with that. But does that make sense for someone who is turning 100 years old? [...]

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​SUMMER IN JANUARY

If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, chances are you were wearing a coat, hat and gloves if you went outside today. If you are enjoying the heated indoors at present, that's great! But you have to admit it’s a little chilly, right? I don’t mean to tease, but the residents of the Southern Hemisphere, including [...]

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​ONE DAY AT A TIME

It was a full year ago when you were so inspired, that you made a compelling list of New Year’s resolutions. Which means- if my assumptions are right - it has been almost a full year of disappointment. Sorry to sound so negative, but who cannot relate? What is it about the New Year that [...]

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Winter Wonderland?

Winter wonderland? Not for me - at least not growing up in Houston. In my youth, I can recall only two glorious days of snow falling in Houston. Those were amazing days when all the kids on the block spent the entire day outside playing in the snow, playing football, trying to sleigh down the [...]

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