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A brilliantly written scene in an episode of the TV drama “Rescue Me” made me laugh and marvel at the insight of the writers. The firefighter character played by Denis Leary has this awkward, round-about conversation with his old man, played by the late Charles Durning. On the surface, they are talking banalities but subtitles … adelaide dating site

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My Three Great Loves

In “A Bronx Tale,” Chazz Palminteri’s mobster character, Sonny, says, “You’re only allowed three great women in your lifetime.” I agree, but I would amend it to say, “You’re only allowed three great loves in your lifetime.” And, with all due respect to all of the beautiful, amazing, smart, and loving women who have been … Continue reading My Three Great Loves

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Will You Still Need Me? Will You Still Feed me?!?!

Two of the world’s great philosophers have weighed in about getting old. “Aging is for people who don’t know any better.” — Exercise guru Tony Horton, creator of the P90X workouts “Getting old sucks. I don’t recommend it.” — My old man I am rapidly moving toward being a man of a certain age *cough … Continue reading Will You Still Need Me? Will You Still Feed me?!?!

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Daddy Detective: The Case of the Missing Media Player

My eleven-year-old daughter misplaced her beloved iPod today.  After FaceTiming with her friends, she had some ice cream and then lost track of it.  We searched the house in all the places she remembered she’d been to but no luck. Stump city! She even claimed that she had a blackout from some point on and … Continue reading Daddy Detective: The Case of the Missing Media Player

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Was “Breaking Bad” The Best Ever? Not So Fast, Sparky…

Dear fans of “Breaking Bad”: I realize that what I am about to say could get me dumped into a melt-resistant plastic barrel, my body bathed in a chemical stew and shipped off to hazardous waste facility somewhere but I have this to tell you after having just finished all five seasons: “Breaking Bad” was … Continue reading Was “Breaking Bad” The Best Ever? Not So Fast, Sparky…

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