My Family’s Early Years on Video

Little Danny (1952)

In 2001, several months after my dad’s passing, I had a VHS tape made up of the many super 8 mm film reels that my parents took of our family during the 1956-64 era. Yesterday, I had the tape converted to a digital file, and I am watching the video as I write this short… Continue reading My Family’s Early Years on Video

A Memory Scan

You probably wonder where I have been for the past few weeks and what I have been doing. Answer:  Scanning hundreds of photographs from albums. Recently, I purchased a new printer/scanner, and I am sorting and then scanning each of the photos – one by one, to create a digital library of photos (by category).… Continue reading A Memory Scan

A Musical Interlude

Regular readers of this blog know how much I love music – and the love affair keeps growing!  And due to yesterday’s rainy weather – I decided to watch a documentary about one of my favorite bands of all time – The Band. Their songs are all classics to baby boomers – and several of… Continue reading A Musical Interlude

One more sleep…

Danny (Sept 1967)

I was watching a television special on Marvin Gaye.  In the ’60s, he was my favorite singer.  It seemed every singer I liked in those days died too young.  Favorites included Marvin Gaye, Janis Joplin, Jim Croce, Jimi Hendrix, Patsy Cline, Sam Cooke, Jim Morrison, Bobby Darin, and Cass Elliott. I used to think that… Continue reading One more sleep…

A Last Goodbye

In February 2018, I wrote my Chasing a Dream story. In the story, I announced that I was separated from my wife Annette, after over forty years of being together. I do not like writing about very personal issues, especially because Annette is a very private person. However, we decided to stay in the home… Continue reading A Last Goodbye

Empty Sidewalks on Tobacco Road

Home where Danny was born and raised

This is a continuation of a previously published story that I wrote in 2012.  Please read The Summer of ’66 before reading this story; otherwise, it won’t make much sense.  Thanks! ~ Hugs, Danny The road to Tobacco Road had sidewalks, but there were none on Vittoria Road – or at least, none on the… Continue reading Empty Sidewalks on Tobacco Road

Are You a Polymath?

A ‘polymath’ is a person who is talented in many subjects.  Another term is more commonly known as ‘Jack of all trades.’  However, the latter is not a gender-neutral term, so I think that there should also have a ‘Judy of all trades.’ A third term is the ‘Jack/Judy of all trades, master of none,’… Continue reading Are You a Polymath?

Musical Fruit

Home where Danny was born and raised

Beans, beans, the musical fruit, the more you eat, the more you toot, the more you toot, the better you feel, so, eat your beans at every meal!  That was a poem that every kid learned as a rite of passage.  Actually, I’m referring to boys, not girls. Passing gas, passing wind, and tooting are… Continue reading Musical Fruit