MISCELLANEOUS

Saturday, June 27, 2015

WEST VIRGINIA ON MY MIND

While living in Boone, North Carolina I made one of my frequent travels up and down the East Coast. This one happened to be up north. When making long trips, I always had my pit stops planned out. Usually they were in rural areas and needed at least the appeal of being nice before I would even... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 25, 2015

CHILDHOOD SCENES

There is no question my desire to live in the country stemmed from my childhood. Growing up, our closest neighbors were a minimum of a quarter mile away. And the closest town, or village in this instance would be two miles from my home. Yet, this was considered a suburb to many New Jersey cities and... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

A little family history lesson Part 2 of 2

My grandfather on my mother's side was Jewish, so I don't think I need to go deep into detail describing his struggles. Being Jewish anywhere in the world and especially in the early to mid twentieth century had its difficulties to say the least. Despite the discrimination he persevered and became a... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 8, 2015

A little family history lesson Part 1 of 2

I am writing this in honor of both my mother's side of the family and my father's. In what seems to be a declining America, I thought a story of inspiration may be appropriate for the times. Doing well in the world always involves some struggle and sacrifice. And I think I could speak for everyone... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Crown Jewel of the East

In 1892 a 6.1 million acre park was created. Through-out its history it has remained the largest park in the contiguous U.S. This particular park is approximately the size of Vt. and is larger than Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Glacier, and Smokey Mountain National Park combined. I am speaking of the... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

The Pennsylvania I remember

As dusk set in across the recently harvested fields a blue blanket covered the sky. I witnessed hundreds of stars appear in the nights early twilight as I sat waitingfor my father and uncle. We came to make our bids at an auction. It was only about an hour and a half from our New Jersey homes. Only... Sign in to see full entry.

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