Tag: Family

Raising a Glass to My Pappy


We come across many people who will have some measure of influence in our lives. For some, they will become titans in our young minds and become the basis of a personal Mt. Rushmore. And like Mt. Rushmore, we might build mental monuments to the four most influential […]

Connections


The last month or so hasn’t been fun. There have been fun moments here and there but in general there has mostly been sadness, luckily waning. My sister, Marci, passed away in late April unexpectedly leaving me the last one of our nuclear family. Our relationship wasn’t always […]

Happy Father’s Day!


Real Dads mind the Arancini during New Year’s Eve celebration prep and proudly wear silly aprons while they do it cause wearing the silly apron is better than getting a tough to remove grease stain on their shirt. Happy Father’s Day!

Jersey Week in Ireland


Jersey Week is that week in November where schools are closed on Tuesday for Election Day and then Thursday and Friday for the NJEA convention. Some school districts close for the entire week while other hold classes (albeit poorly attended) on Monday and Wednesday. Each year, we use this week […]