Category Archives: Family

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 »

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 »

Old Family Recipe

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When one gets older the concept of cooking comes much more easily. Like life, much of developing one’s cooking ability comes with a bit of “in the field” experience and a great degree of common sense. Common sense is a learned trait though, as this story will confirm… I went to a small college in Western Pennsylvania. Quite a venture… Read more »

Who’s your Daddy?

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“I don’t know what’s more exhausting about parenting: the getting up early, or acting like you know what you’re doing.” ― Jim Gaffigan, from his book, Dad Is Fat With Father’s Day upon us, it seemed appropriate to have a Father’s Day post.  Aside from Jim Gaffigan’s musings on fatherhood, I’m inspired also by Jimmy Fallon who tweeted this week… Read more »

Gere-ing up for a house sale…

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  “Get your ass over here now, Richard Gere will be here in a few minutes!” That’s the order my mother barked out to my wife April, who was sitting at her desk in Stamford, CT at 3:00pm in the afternoon, about 15 or so miles away, and unable to leave the office that day. Sadly. Yes, this was the… Read more »

My first Yankee Game – June 8, 1967

Amazing what your mind will remember. Can’t remember the name of the person I met 15 minutes ago at a cocktail party, but somehow remember my kindergarten classroom and teacher like it was yesterday.  We’ve all been there and I’m sure there’s a medical term for this which I really don’t need to know about right now – as I’ll… Read more »

Poor golfing, like ignored crushes and reckless driving, are fore gone conclusions!

  Spring is in the air in the northeast, well, that’s if a 60 degree day excites you. Despite the teasingly slow rise in temperature there are several things which signal the change in season – aggressive crocus pushing its way out of the ground, a lawn which resembles my hairline (some growing in some places, some not growing in… Read more »

Recalling Bacall…

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  “If you want your pool stuff back just whistle. You know how to whistle don’t you? Just put your lips together and blow.” For those who remember this famous quote from Lauren Bacall; you’ve also realized I’ve taken a bit of poetic license with it…but you’ll see the method to my madness in a moment. If I haven’t mentioned… Read more »