Monthly Archives: January 2013

Exit January Laughing

Another interview I did with my dad, which published in The Harris County Journal in 2007. Benny Baum was one of the captains under whom my dad served during WW II. The officer was from New York and was not, under … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: Suspicious Buttermilk

“I don’t know…she’s just not normal. Something in the buttermilk ain’t clean.” Phaedra Parks, alluding to Kenya Moore…The Real Housewives of Atlanta

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Poem for a January Morning

Something from 1995 for this beautiful January morning. PROMISE January promise from a winter sun, Cold memories fade – colors have begun To brighten the air with visions of spring, Tempting the senses and trying to bring The future to … Continue reading

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Unity

I visited Washington, D.C. for the first time in 1996 and wrote this poem after touring the city. After watching the inauguration celebration yesterday, I decided to share it with the digital universe. There is no doubt in my mind … Continue reading

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“Money Doesn’t Guarantee a Thing — Dedication Does.”

Another piece from the interview I did with my father in January 2005, when I was still writing for The Harris County Journal…hope you enjoy. “Most folks don’t realize it, but at one time there were eight high schools in Harris … Continue reading

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“Prohibition, Pistols, and a Fast-Running Sheriff”

This is the rest of an interview I did with my father in January 2005, when I was still writing for The Harris County Journal…hope you enjoy. “When my father — your grandfather — told his family he was moving from … Continue reading

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“He Was a Man of Great Patience — He Raised Eight Daughters.”

My Dad’s birthday is today. He is 91. I did this interview with him in January 2005, when I was still writing for The Harris County Journal…hope you enjoy. “Uncle Rob was a good politician. He never went to Hamilton … Continue reading

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