Bye George

Wham! Just like that, 2016 takes another. George Michael is gone. I’m old enough to remember when Ridgeley and Michaels were still identified as Wham! UK. In fact, I recall walking past Musicland on the first floor in the Eastridge Mall in San Jose with my dad and pointing to a display showcasing their hit …

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Still Standing

You may see only a barn. I see divorce. About 40 years ago my parents did what 1 out of 3 couples did during the late ‘70s … they parted ways. Irreconcilable differences. Perhaps this isn’t the best way to begin a story … so back to the barn. When my dad moved out he …

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Brothers

If there is one thing that my wife and I often repeat to our kids, it’s this: choose your friends wisely. People my age have seen enough friends come and go that we’re pretty much experts on “choosing wisely.” This time of year is always a time of reflection — at least for me. I …

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BFFs

The first time I considered someone a “best friend” was in the first grade. I used to live a few houses down from a little blue-eyed blond boy named Johnny. He and I used to play on his pretty awesome Matchbox racetrack at least twice a week. He was my best friend for about a …

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