I’ve just spent the better part of the last two and a half days crying, and the floodgate of tears came to an ebb at 7:17 yesterday morning. I sit here, 24 hours later, still in disbelief. Diego, my little fluffy monster lost his life. He was only nine years old. There are so many … More Diego
Note: I have duplicated this post on both John’s World and John’s Music World, as it relates not only to music, in this case Madonna’s Express Yourself, but of my own personal view of the many protests that occurred yesterday. After not paying any attention to politics for the last 8 years (I simply couldn’t … More Express Yourself
I am a reformed political junkie. From the dark days of the Great Hunt of President Clinton in the 90’s to the questionable wins of Dubya in 2000 and 2004, eight ensuing years of war and economic mess, and right up until the first election of our current POTUS, I yelled at my radio in … More Reluctantly Rejoining the Political Fray
This is Diego, one of my two kitties. Diego’s not been himself lately, losing both weight (and hair) and eating and drinking with voracity the past month or so. It was just about a week ago my friend Blanche pointed out that he had lost the hair…a lot of it, along his spine. I hadn’t … More Diego’s Diagnosis
Labor Day 2016 – Every year on this day, I (…and a lot of other people!) tend to reflect on the summer that’s just passed and the upcoming 10 months of the new school year. Though things were precarious back at the end of June…a bad back, a cancelled trip to Europe and a decent … More Another New Year, Another Resolution?
What do you do here? That was a question I’ve been asking myself for ages. Inside my head I was understanding him completely, yet all I could muster was how nice it is that Long Island has the beaches and Fire Island and well, you know. I wasn’t even convincing myself. The guy was a … More What am I doing here?
I’ve got the whole world in my hands! Well, it is officially August and summer is halfway gone, but rather than lament how the summer is whizzing by, I’d rather celebrate what it’s been so far and look forward to the month ahead. Since I’ve been a teacher, summer has always been a time for … More Philadelphia In One Day and In One Post