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Joseph Xavier Martin

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Writing While Impaired

“WWI” I had a new experience yesterday, that of WWI. (writing while impaired) A largish, double martini had ended a long day. The C2H5OH must have...

Murphy's law, in Spades

Murphy’s Law, in Spades I was reading an online post from a friend, whose lakefront cottage south of Buffalo had flooded and the calamity that it...

Christmas Magic

The Magic of Christmas The magic of Christmas is an often-elusive concept that can elude the sophisticated. Life sometimes conditions those of us “on...

Humor in adversity

Space Age Prosthetics These last three weeks have transformed our lives, from active participants in the attractive life of, Florida retirees, into...

interrupted- finis

Day Interrupted- finis Thursday morning arrived. We were up early and ready to set out by 7 am. Rte. 41 South was decidedly crowded with the daily “...


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