Author Archives: Jim

And then my 4th Grade teacher said…

When you’re in the fourth grade even the kids in the seventh grade are old.  Students in the high school are old enough to be full-on adults.  But it is safe to say that Miss Gladys Caulkins, my fourth grade … Continue reading

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Open Faced Roast Beef Sliders, and…

This,  friends, is about key ingredients.  Not an elaborate recipe here.  Nor of a great prestige wine served alongside from a fancy-shmancy Baccarat decanter.  {SPOILER ALERT: put away your wine stems.} Richard Parker, my man frog (pictured below in front … Continue reading

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Dad Wept…

DAD WEPT… Call it one of my blind spots (of which I have a few)… but I am not a fan of Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or Valentine’s Day.  Maybe it’s just the Grumpy in me, but it’s the artificial … Continue reading

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Saul & the “Gift of the Gab”

Of this there can be no doubt– My Uncle Saul was a master of the “gab”.  It was a gift. And this talent was in pristine display at the card table.  The card table being the table in the breakfast nook of … Continue reading

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