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Joseph Xavier Martin

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Perceived Differences

Perceived Differences I remember watching the whole controversy, regarding television chef ‘Paula Deen,” play itself out on television some time back...

The Tall Ships

The Tall Ships It was the Fourth of July in Buffalo, N.Y.. We were sitting by the bike path, that runs along the edge of Buffalo’s outer harbor. The...

Democratic Presidential debates

Big Brother is watching and tweeting The first of the Democratic Presidential debates are near. With a crowd of two dozen or more prospective...


The entrance gates are a massive, granite and wrought iron affair that would do honor to a Loire Valley Chateau. “Forest Lawn” is emblazoned across...

Pork or Baloney?

“Pork Chop” is a two hundred-pound, pot-bellied pig who resides in a suburban home in Amherst, N.Y. All was well in the household until the lard-...


2 of my comments have received 2 Great Feedback votes

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Yes, insert, there is. First

Posted on Sat, 09 Sep 2017

Yes, insert, there is. First responders canvassed all neighborhoods looking for anyone needing assiatance. Buses were available to ferry anyone needing a ride to shelters. Even the homeless got escorted to shelters, sometimes unwillingly. As...

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Posted in Hurricane Irma Comes Calling

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Do not go gentle into that

Posted on Sun, 08 May 2016

Do not go gentle into that good night


Do not go gentle into that good night,

Old age should burn and rage at close of day;

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


The words are the opening couplet...

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Posted in Sick and Tired and Strong