Things that Clang in the Night


AT THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHT on New Year’s Eve, many years ago, I heard a loud CLANG, followed by a drawn-out screeching sound that mimicked something like chalk on a blackboard. I peeked through the window blinds and saw nothing but the black night.

The noise had awakened my two younger brothers. The raced downstairs, looking perplexed.

“Someone’s celebrating the new year,” I guessed.

Fear and Trembling at Midnight

A couple of lights flicked on […]

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The Key To Living Longer

Positive People Live Longer

SINCE the transition to a New Year is underway, it’s an ideal time to review your successes, and an ever better time to look ahead to what you want to accomplish in 2013.

Regardless of the resolutions you’ve already made, consider squeezing in a commitment to stay more positive this coming year because of the potential benefits.

Positive Attitude May Help You Live Longer

Researchers say a positive attitude plays an important role in living […]

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A Christmas Greeting

Christmas Greetings

In the spirit of the season, I want to extend my wish to you for a Merry Christmas.

Thanks for your interest, and participation, in my writing and this blog.

Changes are coming for the New Year, including a re-design of the blog with additional entertaining, and useful, content.

In the meantime, the best to you for a prosperous and exciting future.

Christmas on the American Frontier

Christmas on the Frontier

If you have any wooden shoes gathering dust in the dark recesses of your closets, you may want to consider dragging them out on Christmas Eve.

Children, in the late 19th century, placed wooden shoes out the night before Christmas in hopes they’d be overflowing with candy by morning.

Since Christmas is only a few days away, I got to thinking about celebrations in the American West of the late 1800s, since I write about […]

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