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Welcome Home? On Returning Military & Their Pets

What if you had to leave your dog behind for, let’s say — 6 months?

I’m talking about taking off and hitting the road while your dog must stay behind. 458 more words


Dear Friends,

I woke up this morning to the distinct chill in the air that lingers in my
parents’ Queens home. Spring is here and the tulips and daffodils are… 399 more words


Friday Night Rant: Social Media is not killing us

Sometimes there are socially vogue rants that make me want to move to Siberia. Hating on social media is one of them.

I’m just as annoyed as the next guy by the constant dinging of my phone (so I turned off my push notifications), the 19 Facebook notifications that have nothing to do with me, and the rivers of unfiltered troll vomit on Nextdoor. 1,203 more words


College Reunions, or Exactly How Full of it Was Thomas Wolfe?

First of all, I have to tell you that this will be a superficial, partially self-deprecating blog. After all, what do we all think about when attending our college reunion after ump-teen years? 516 more words


Ethiopia III Reunion in San Antonio

by Alice Gosak Gary (Harar 1964-67)

When the Peace Corps general reunion met in Washington, D.C. in 2011, some of the Ethiopia III volunteers felt that they wanted to meet again in a cozier setting where they could comfortably sit and talk to each other for as long as they wanted. 586 more words


Is John Mayer Joining The Grateful Dead Reunion?

Bands often say they won’t reunite. Then, it’s explained to them how much money they stand to make by reuniting. Then, they reunite.

The Grateful Dead are playing five already-announced reunion shows in Chicago and Santa Clara this summer. 228 more words


Routine Joy...

Several years ago we got to live in England for a while.  It was, as the Brits would say, lovely.

One of the side-effects of living in England for a while is that a lot of our friends and family – who’d always wanted to visit England but never quite had the motivation – became highly motivated to come.   643 more words