Category Archives: Family

Taking It On The Road

I’ve been given a wonderful gift by a co-worker. Yesterday, my co-workers and I had a pow-wow to determine what time we were coming in on Christmas.  I’ll be there at 4:30am. Afterward, one of the warehouse pickers came to … Continue reading

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Holiday Miracle

I got a birthday gift from My Love. She sent me a book on creative writing, some pens, tablets of paper and my favorite Cadbury chocolate.  Inside the birthday card, she encouraged me to keep writing, to follow my passion.  … Continue reading

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And Then There Was Life

“Doctor Stretch.  Doctor James Stretch.  You are wanted in the delivery room.” It was a snowy mid-December afternoon when the young woman, barely out of her teens, went into labor. The forecast for the Conneecticut River Valley was for light snow most of … Continue reading

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My Two Front Teeth Is Just a Start

I still have the ornaments from my first Christmas tree.  My mother had given them to me when I was first married.  I was six days old that first Christmas, not even aware of what was going on around me.  I … Continue reading

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Chip Off The Ol’ Block

There is something to be said about not seeing your kids for a week. Last night was my first night off from LL Bean in ten days.  I knew this at the beginnning of this stretch, so I talked with … Continue reading

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Running Down a Dream

TIME a wonderful thing that is best appreciated when you are occupied with things that you’d rather not do. This has been a rough week.  I’ve worked at LL Bean ten out of twelve days, I have tonight off, then work … Continue reading

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Taking One For The Team

The next couple of weeks will be hell on wheels. I have my regular job at the Big City Hospital warehouse, but I also work for LL Bean taking phone orders for the holiday season.  I love the work, love … Continue reading

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Running In Circles

I checked my L.L. Bean schedule for the next couple of weeks.  I am working six days straight, one day off, then four days. OUCH!  What makes it painful is that my out time is MIDNIGHT, and I have to … Continue reading

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Tonight’s Menu: A Mixed Grill

It is the end of the workday, but not the end of my week.  I would love to be able to sleep in tomorrow, maybe fix a breakfast of pancakes and bacon, and go wherever thewind will take me. But, … Continue reading

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Righting a Sinking Ship

After yesterday’s reaction to the events of early in the week, I think I’m back on track.  The “events” I refer to have to do with My Love.  When she responded to a forwarded “cute” email, I misinterpreted her response … Continue reading

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