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      Science and time do not conquer all

      One can't help but to marvel at how computers have evolved from those gigantic room-filling monsters of the 1940s to today's ubiquitous PCs. The inroads they have made into our lives are almost unbelievable. Of course without the computer, we wouldn't have had the internet. The combination of the PC and the internet has changed our world in a matter of a few decades. Yet, for all the marveling...

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      How will you be remembered?

      What got me thinking about this musing was my sometimes-late-at-night-when-alone reminiscing about my parents. Although they may not have thought of it when alive, they gave me so much to remember about them. It is my good fortune that all of my memories are fondly and lovingly recalled. When thinking about my parents or talking to others about them, I always think about one or more things...

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      My golf tournament Interview

      If you are not a golfer and an avid golf fan, you may not appreciate the following.  Then again, even if you are, you still may not appreciate it. Like most golfers I have a few things I would like to do.  I'd love to hit at least one drive as far as Tiger does.  I'd also like to make a birdie on 490 yd. par 4 like Tiger does.  And I'd love to drain one of those long side hill putts...

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      The Masters is here again - repeat

      If you follow sports then you have some special event that becomes a must-view for you.  For NCAA football it may be the BCS game.  For those who prefer their sports more professional, then it is the Super Bowl.  For basketball fans it would be either the NCAA finals which wrap up March Madness while the professional viewers probably would prefer NBA Finals. For golfers, which include...

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      How did you turn out?

      I happen to be a big fan of Jimmy Buffett's music. However, I saw him in concert and wasn't that impressed. But when walking the beach wearing my IPod, there isn't anything quite like hearing Jimmy's voice sing of the beaches, the islands and the ocean among other things. One of those other things is the subject of his song "We are the people our parents warned us about." I guess at age 70...

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      A song from long ago

      It was 1925, well before my time and most readers' time as well. Calvin Coolidge became President of the United States and his inauguration was the first to be broadcast on radio. Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming became the first female governor in the United States. Twelve days later, Ma Ferguson followed her becoming the first female governor of Texas. F. Scott Fitzgerald published The Great...

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      Just me and my...

      I have written before about the changes a body, my body, goes through as it ages.  Except for those disciplined few, we all add a few pounds.  Some overachieve and add even more weight.  For some, their walk isn't quite as upright as it used to be.  Perhaps it's just the weight of all those years resting on their shoulders that give them that stooped look. Somewhere along the way, we seem...

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      Bikers, bikers everywhere

      Spring has arrived here in East CentralFlorida. Gone are those bitter cold dayswhen the temperature couldn't quite make it to 60 and those bone-chillingnights with temperatures of 45 or lower. With spring come three major events. One is the NASCAR Daytona 500, completed for this year. Second is the beginning of the northernmigration of our snowbirds. Arrivingjust before or after Christmas, they...

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      Another sad event

      My graduating high school class numbered 150 plus. Although we never thought of it quite like it back then, our graduating ceremony was the starting gate for the journey each of us would take in the ensuing sixty years. However we were not on a racetrack, all travelling in the same direction. Our goals and destinations were diverse and our journeys to reach them were equally varied. In spite...

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      "Bah humbug, I say - bah humbug!"

      I was born in 1937 and immediately hopped to age 17. That was followed by a quick skip to 47 and then a split-second jump to 77. And now like a growing number of others I am a full time resident in seniordom. But unfortunately, unlike some other seniors, I do not live on the ever-sunny side of the street. My side of the street has its fair share of inclement weather. I am very much aware of...

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