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My Daddy’s Day

Note: This post was in draft form backstage here at “Write Away the Day.” I have added some pictures of our father, Dub Taylor as well as a few memories of my own. Richard Taylor My daddy, E.W. Taylor Jr., … Continue reading

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Getting in the spirit

On Saturday night, I used my KitchenAid stand mixer more times than I’ve used it in the past two years. Since I’ve retired, I’ve found myself with time to do things I couldn’t do before. And one of those things … Continue reading

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Other worlds beckon

On Friday night, I walked the dog just after six and watched the international space station travel overhead from northwest to southeast, a bright light, looking like a star, moving across the sky. For many born in the last couple … Continue reading

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Eight years out

Eight years ago tonight, I was fasting and nervously wondering if I would sleep at all. The next morning, on Oct. 10, 2003, I awoke at 5 o’clock, a little foggy and a little hungry. Not that I could have … Continue reading

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Children and their imaginations: The envy of summer

On this beautiful summer evening, as the sun drops down behind the white pines around 5 o’clock, the two youngest kids on one side of my condo are in the backyard, sliding across one of those water-fed, flat sliders (you … Continue reading

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A letter to Mary Beth MacDonald O’Leary

Dearest Mac, This weekend, your family, your extended family, and a new family came together to celebrate the wedding of your second-born son, Kevin Thomas. His bride, Meaghan Elizabeth Bryan, is a beautiful woman with a bundle of energy that … Continue reading

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Pets in our lives

My new rescued cat, Baby Girl, purred early one morning for me for the first time since I brought her home from the shelter late in June. That’s how I knew she believed she had arrived at her (forgive me), … Continue reading

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