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March 6, 2015

(Written 5/8/2008)
Jim is my neighbor and a contractor. He can build, plumb, wire, fix, make, and create anything you want. His wife, Jo, is a nursing home administrator. She supervises 300 employees and is in charge of the care of nearly 160 people who can no longer c...

March 3, 2015

The two boys were very different animals. They were in the 4th grade, they were nine years old, and they were best friends.


The redhead was intelligent, mechanical, and loved to argue his point. The blonde was athletic, an observer, and more inclined to let the other a...

February 16, 2015

His name is Walter and when he tells stories about his youth he refers to himself as once being, "a strong son of a bitch."


Walter is an old man now, pushing 82. When he does swear he never sounds crass or vulgur. He can be salty for sure, but when he uses profanity it...

January 18, 2015

For those who live in the New England, the word “pond” conjures up an image of a quaint, shallow body of fresh water, surrounded by mildly sloping banks, flush with reeds and weeds, and set near woods or in a forest. Small ponds (not the ones you find on a map or with...

October 17, 2014

“Scooter, I need your help.”


Nanci always called me Scooter but she rarely asked for help, from anyone.


If she did, it meant the task at hand risked the chipping of a well manicured fingernail or required the knowledge of a trade. But certainly, in the big picture sche...

September 16, 2014

I first met Brenda Crawford in 2007. I was helping coach my son's hockey team and attended a "mandatory" fundraising meeting for the Chelmsford Hockey Association. When I walked into the crowded meeting room at the Chelmsford Forum the first thing I noticed was that I...

January 5, 2012

Nanci Dale Millin was born on November 14, 1966.  In her time she was a daughter, sister, aunt, and granddaughter.  She had endless circles of friends, an infectious laugh, achieved great success in her work, and took pride in owning and making a home of her own.  Her...

September 21, 2010

This Picture is Worth a Thousand Words (1,106 to be precise)


Towards the end of the season last year, a parent on Danny’s Pee Wee team (ages 11 and 12) sent me this photo of Danny. It was taken du...

July 22, 2009

My posts have had more to do with Danny's activities and experiences than Caroline's. Danny and I do spend a lot more time together and we are more similar in personality. My defense is that Caroline is pushing thirteen, and spends less time with me and more with her f...

May 12, 2009

Danny was hit in the face by a pitch during his baseball game last night. There is no good place to be hit in the face, but he was lucky that it was not the nose, eye, or mouth. He took it directly on the cheek, just above his mouth. There was a little blood and immed...

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