“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together” – African proverb

As 2021 comes to an end, I’m very excited to welcome yet another new year. You’d think, having done this some 60-plus times before, it would begin to look a little same-same. Thankfully, with each new year we all get a chance to start fresh… the beginning of new promises, resolutions, and life decisions. ItContinue reading ““If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together” – African proverb”

Are you the bud or the thorn?

When “She Who Must Be Obeyed” and I first “took to housekeeping,” as it was said where I come from, our first home was a small brick ranch. You know it. You may have lived in one yourself. But, even if you have not, you have certainly been in one. Just in case, let meContinue reading “Are you the bud or the thorn?”

The Traditional Sounds of Christmas

On any number of occasions, I have been known to say that God did not make me handsome, so he gave me a voice. As the story is told, and always by me, while waiting in line to leave heaven, bound for earth where I would soon be born, Our Lord took one last lookContinue reading “The Traditional Sounds of Christmas”

A midsummer night’s dream…

Most midsummer night’s evening I sit quietly with an adult beverage watching each moment of light fade to dark and think of my brother, Tony Fabio with whom I spent so many such nights as a younger man. We’d watch and drink and laugh till the last light of the longest day was faded onContinue reading “A midsummer night’s dream…”

Life is made up of meetings and partings…

“It’s all right, children. Life is made up of meetings and partings. That is the way of it. I’m sure we shall never forget Tiny Tim, or this first parting that there was among us.” ~ Kermit as Bob Cratchit (A Muppet Christmas Carol, 1992) I offer this in review of a year when weContinue reading “Life is made up of meetings and partings…”