Crab Feed, Crab Cakes, and Hustle: Remembering Howie

This past weekend, a couple big time stamps. 1/ Mentioned in an earlier post, the Charity Crab Feed of our DeAnza Lions Club came back after two years absent due to the COVID pandemic, and it was a tremendous return, inside and out. 2/ This past weekend was the fifth anniversary of our dad’s passing. …

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What Matters Most?

Funny, I strive to adhere to basic principles I consider positive and timeless… Those of the Stoics, of Buddha and Jesus…high minded, far reaching, eternal good, Somehow it all boils down to the people, always the people, always my family, my kids, my friends, my co-workers, all those mixed up in a big wok of …

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Job One

As I’ve gotten older and now have more than 30 years into my career, many things are more clear about life and work. In the end it’s the people in your life that matter most, especially children, especially if they’re *YOUR* kids. A recent list left on my refrigerator sums it up pretty well. It’s …

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Thanksgiving

Celebrated on many countries in one form or another, Here in America it’s about Turkey and other foods indigenous to North America; It’s also about shopping for some, early “deals”, for Black Friday, It’s about getting loved ones together for food and football and maybe watching a parade, maybe throwing a football around too. I’m …

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Night Sounds

Sitting in the darkness, deep into evening, Across the hall my kids are asleep, steady breathing, quiet, peaceful, Humidifier gently churns, moist air for tender airways, Dishwasher rumbles on in the kitchen to the front of the house, Good day, to rough, bumpy end, too late again, they’re still young, More regiment needed, not wanted, …

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