Forty Years Ago

https://thedailyspur.wordpress.com/2020/12/09/figure/ Horrible memory... I had just had breakfast.... coffee and a buttered English muffin.... in my Baba's apartment.   I was about to leave for an adult education class I was taking, when Baba asked if I'd heard about John Lennon. "No, what?"  I asked.   I expected to hear something good.  Never in a million years … Continue reading Forty Years Ago

RIP, Dad

https://fivedotoh.com/2020/09/30/fowc-with-fandango-eulogy/ My stepfather, Jimmy Tripodi, passed away on September 30th, 1994, sotoday's word from Fandango fits perfectly.I wrote a eulogy, and read it at his funeral. I didn't think I'd be able to getthrough it, but I did, by pretending that I was merely acting in a play.After so many years, I can't remember everything … Continue reading RIP, Dad

Ordinary Things, Not An Ordinary Day (Old Post, Slightly Edited)

Tomorrow is the 19th anniversary of 9/11. That morning, I was warming up some biscuits. This was such a normal, ordinary thing for me to do. So was turning on the radio, but that day, for some reason, I didn't turn it on until it was time for Dan Daniel (Dandy Dan Daniel, Daniel Daniel … Continue reading Ordinary Things, Not An Ordinary Day (Old Post, Slightly Edited)