End of an era – The Roger Sherman Inn

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“Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone; They paved paradise, and put up a parking lot” – Joni Mitchell This post will relate better to some than others with the subject matter being a local establishment closing; however, the messaging in that Joni song really rings true in our lives today…. Read more »

Twas the week before Christmas…

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With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore ‘Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the house All the creatures were stirring, including our mouse; The stockings were created by April with flair, Since it will be St. Nicholas’ first visit there;   The bedrooms were cleaned up and repainted, It took several weekends and I nearly fainted, The house now… Read more »

Nancy (With the Laughing Face)…to Mom on Mother’s Day

The tributes by my friends to their mothers, young and old, in social media have inspired me to share a reflection about my own mother who passed away on Mother’s Day in 1999. Those who knew Nancy Greene know that she always lived life to the fullest, pouring herself into everything she did. She was not only a loving wife… Read more »

The Coffee Man

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  We’ve all had them. Those people you come across during your daily travels. Sometimes you interact with them, sometimes not, or maybe you just don’t notice them. But whether you have a reason to connect (or not) every time you see each other; these people invariably end up being the buoys in the ocean voyage of your life. I… Read more »

Disco Inferno, or my first job out of college…

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As we move into the early months of spring, this year’s college graduates are thinking about what their next move will be. Those with great grades, important degrees, who attended ivy league schools, will have an easy time; in fact – they probably have those jobs lined up right now! Others who’ve “attended” college, have liberal arts or majors with… Read more »

It’s Groundhog Day all over again; meeting Bill Murray

Groundhog Day recently passed us by a couple of days ago on February 2nd, and while we were all trying to decipher what Punxsutawney Phil saw or didn’t see – it promptly snowed in the northeast. There’s something scary about an entire country planning their lives on the prediction of a groundhog. Punxy Phil actually looks like a better candidate… Read more »

New Year’s Desolation’s, er Resolutions 2016

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We’re part way into the first month of the New Year and it’s that time to start looking at the variety of self-improvement resolutions we made just a couple of weeks ago which are slowly and inevitably becoming obsolete. I’m referring to the “start exercise,” “lose weight,” “eat better,” and “get my finances in order,” optimism which comes with the… Read more »

Hudson’s View: Bird Dog of Alcatraz

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        Quite the week here at WallyWorld. We experienced a series of events which significantly changed the face of how we get along, treat each other with respect and build or tear down trust. I’m not speaking of the tragedies in Paris last week; although my puppy heart goes out to the Parisians and especially Diesel the… Read more »

Squeaky and Bootie, a fairy-tale romance

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(a reading delivered at rehearsal dinner just recently…)   Once upon a time in a land faraway on the rocky coast of Fairfield county, and following 48 hours of labor, there was born a lad named Wallace Booth. His parents, not well of mind, decided he should carry the nickname Booth which often times created much confusion down at the… Read more »

Hudson’s View – The Meal in the Bowl goes round and round…

Finally…fall is upon us! The leaves are falling, the squirrels are throwing nuts at me from the trees and Woody, our woodchuck, is almost reachable as he’s moving slowly after adding a few pounds this summer. The best news is that we can put our bathing suits away for a while and not be so self-conscious. My brown fur suit… Read more »