Tag Archives: Brooklyn

Dad: My Angel on the Basepaths

Since it’s Father’s Day, Modern Philosophers, I thought I’d share one of my favorite stories about my Dad. I was never very good at baseball, but I was very enthusiastic about playing it.  I was a devoted fan of the … Continue reading

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Cheer, Cheer For St. Paddy’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Modern Philosophers!  Or Happy Paddy’s Day, as Melissa insists on calling it. I had expected today to be happiest Paddy’s Day in the celebrated history of The House on the Hill, but life has a way … Continue reading

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Alvin, Where’s My Chipmunks Christmas Album?

I had the weirdest Christmas flashback today, Modern Philosophers, and it involved singing rodents. No, I hadn’t spiked my eggnog. A coworker was playing Christmas carols at her desk, I was singing along, and I was suddenly transported back to … Continue reading

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Friday Night Think Tank: Labor Day Weekend

It’s the Friday night of the long Labor Day Weekend, Modern Philosophers. Many people consider this to be Summer’s last hurrah, and they do everything they can to wring the last drops of Summer fun out of these three days. … Continue reading

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Friday Night Think Tank: Home Movies

Happy Friday, Modern Philosophers! It really is Friday this time, and there was no confusion about that fact like there was yesterday when I was so sure I’d reached the end of my work week. It’s a gorgeous Summer day in … Continue reading

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Here’s To You, Dad!

Today is my father’s birthday, Modern Philosophers. While Big Austin has been gone for some time now,  February 11 will always be his special day. I think about Dear Old Dad, as he liked to refer to himself, quite often, … Continue reading

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Throwing It Back To My Days As The Mini Godfather

For this Throw Back Thursday, Modern Philosophers, I thought I’d fire up the Time Machine so we could Time Travel back to Brooklyn and my days as The Mini Godfather. People always ask me why I moved to Maine, and … Continue reading

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My Quest For Christmas Lights

Nothing gets me into the Holiday Spirit quite like seeing beautiful Christmas lights, Modern Philosophers. When I lived in Brooklyn, I loved to walk down to Shore Road, which was where all the rich people lived, and gawk at the … Continue reading

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Throwing It Back To The Wiffle Ball King Of Brooklyn

In honor of Throwback Thursday, I thought that I would hop in my Time Machine and travel back to a time when I was the Wiffle Ball King of  Brooklyn. I love this old photograph of me.  I must be … Continue reading

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Throwing It Back To Old School Halloween Costumes

Are you like me, Modern Philosophers, in that you sleep better when you have photographic proof of the fact that you were an adorable child? The interns were causing too much commotion around The House on the Hill, so I … Continue reading

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