Sidd Lives!

I thought about him after reading an ESPN story about California high school quarterback J.T. Daniels, who they say is the best prep football prospect the country has seen in years. As a sophomore, he called his own plays and led his team to 13 wins, completing 74.5 percent of his passes for 4,849 yards…
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The Mysterious Bond Between Fathers And Sons

This morning I picked up my copy of “The Final Season” by Tom Stanton and opened it for the first time. I read the first two paragraphs of this award-winning book about baseball, fathers and sons, and I put it back on the armrest of my easy chair. Thoughts of my father flooded back to…
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Of IPhones And Minecraft

People say I’m set in my ways, but that just seems so negative. I’m just comfortable with things as they are. And what’s wrong with that? Apparently, I may need to purchase an iPhone to keep up with the changing demands of my job. My wife has one, my kids have their own, and they…
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No, I’m Not Really A Curmudgeon; I’m Just Playing A Part

The online definition of curmudgeon describes a “bad-tempered, difficult, cantankerous, person.” I looked it up yesterday because I fear, if I’m not careful, I will become one. My family and a few of my friends already call me a grumpy old man, at times, and probably not just because I’ve recently turned 60. It’s not…
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Virtual Reality Can’t Hold A Candle To A Good Book

Gadget culture has taken over in America, I think. I chuckled, but also winced a little bit, when my 6-year-old grandson unwrapped his Christmas gifts and found most of the things he’d wanted — a Pokemon book, a Lego set, and various other goodies — and immediately when all the present-opening concluded, asked his mom…
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