Winter Walkin’

This weekend, for the first time in probably two weeks or so, I took the dog for a walk longer than a trip to the end of the block and back. Given that we live very close to the corner, that means our recent forays outside had likely been no more than a couple of…
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The Write Stuff

My toes are still cold after sitting on a not-exactly-toasty school bus from Marshall to Worthington, and my rear end is still recovering somewhat from the less-than-cushy seats. Yet, I’m thankful for these mild discomforts, as they resulted from a trip I now look forward to taking each year.   I set my alarm earlier…
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Do You Remember?

“It couldn’t have been that long ago, could it?” Those words seem all too commonly spoken among people in my age bracket, and it’s likely that I’ve said them several times over the last few days. Making a quick trip back east, and catching up with family and a handful of friends, certainly helped contribute…
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Cookie Cravings

As Christmas approaches, so does the growing realization that I must soon re-discipline myself and develop some sort of exercise regimen.   After all, the arrival of the holiday season also means it’s cookie season.   Of course, one may rightfully point out that it’s seemingly cookie season year-round at the McGaughey residence. People who…
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A Tree Tradition

Back when I was around 9 years old, we observed a unique way of decorating Christmas trees. I seem to recall that a male friend of my mom’s chose to adorn his tree primarily with playing cards. I can’t recall if he had an ace at the top or another card, or something else for…
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