Category Archives: In My Lifetime

When The Memories Fall Out

Throughout The Not-So-Great Quarantine of 2020, I’ve been binging on memories. Memories of people, places and things. I’ve been through bins and boxes of old photos, remembering less anxious times and enjoying the flood of memories that I have that … Continue reading

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When I Woke Up…It Was All Different.

Thursday, March 12th, 2020, I was wobbling into the Beacon Orthopaedic Center at 5:30am for my 7am discectomy. Around 6:10am they gave me some gas and anesthesia and I was out. I have no idea what time I woke up … Continue reading

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A Half A Century

Sooooo…I’m 50. Seriously…I had to pause and look at that before I moved on because…it just seems so…crazy? Odd? What is the word I’m looking for? Unbelievable? When you’re a kid…50 sounds OLD. Hell…when you’re in your 20’s, 50 sounds … Continue reading

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Thanks Dad!

The last time I was home to visit my parents, I had a kidney stone. A very painful kidney stone which is now gonna cost me big bucks in hospital bills…but I digress. This story isn’t about my kidney stone. … Continue reading

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Back In MY Day…

They have NO IDEA how good they got it…right Grandma??? Recently there was a great post circulating on the Facebook that said exactly what I’ve been thinking (and in some cases…saying…) to my kids recently. It’s a terrible thing when … Continue reading

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Looking Backwards To Go Forward

I am, admittedly, someone who likes to look back at things. For whatever reason, I have always been that way. When it comes to my life, I have been so fortunate to have had so many great “moments” that it … Continue reading

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The Age I Am

Today I made a step forward and actually attended a spin class at the gym that I pay for monthly. It’s probably my first time IN the gym since December (or possibly November…or maybe October) and I was…uh…NOT in the … Continue reading

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Back In MY Day…

Last weekend, Paul Daugherty wrote an interesting editorial for The Cincinnati Enquirer that talked about summer. In it, he compared modern day summer with summer’s past and how different they are. “I remember when I was a kid…” and “Back … Continue reading

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In My Lifetime…Ohio University

The College Days When I graduated from high school, I quite literally had no idea what I was gonna do with my life. After a short stint working at my parents’ restaurant (peelin’ potatoes & washing dishes ain’t my thing) … Continue reading

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In My Lifetime…My Mom

Is there anyone more influential in a child’s life than his mother? I think not. And that definitely holds true for me also. A little over 41 years ago, my Mom & Dad adopted me from an adoption agency (no…I … Continue reading

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In My Lifetime…My Brother

There are so many ways I could go with this new category of mine. So many memories, places, people. Obviously I have to start somewhere when it comes to my siblings and so I figured I will start with one … Continue reading

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In My Lifetime…The Dunk

I’m starting another series called “In My Lifetime” that will feature people, places & things that I remember from my past. And we begin this series with a memory I have from years ago…1993 actually…of a slam dunk. Because I … Continue reading

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