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Christmas childhood memories day 2

I was a country boy living just outside of the small Ohio town of Alliance. As a child, downtown Alliance was my family’s main shopping destination. I loved the Christmas season when the city decorated the main street light poles with holiday lights and the city square featured a large Chrisman tree. The O’niels department store seemed so large stretching over 3 floors with just…

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911 Thoughts

I vividly remember hearing about President Kennedy’s assassination as a child as a screaming mother runs toward my school bus. I remember huddling around our new color TV with my family watching Neil Armstrong walk on the moon.  9/11/2001 was branded in my mind with these as a day of infamy not only for Americans but for all people across the world.  These were days…

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2 Ways that my Lapband is like a Lighthouse

One of my favorite things to do while on a beach vacation is to visit and photograph lighthouses. This week I’ve had an opportunity to see some new ones. The other day I cycled to the North Light on Block Island. It is a beautiful stone lighthouse sitting in dunes surrounded by blooming bayberry. It was well worth the 4 mile bike ride across the…

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