Cheers

For the past few weeks I’ve been on binge watching the sitcom Cheers on Netflix. After all of these years, it’s still funny. Sam Malone, still cool; Carla, still hilarious, Diane, still uptight; and Coach, still dumb. A few weeks prior to the show’s debut on September 30, 1982, I was wrapping-up my first season …

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Compliments

The best compliment I ever received took place on a Saturday. I was nine. I was walking with my older brother, Joey, and older cousin, Steven, in South San Jose near Pioneer High School. About half-way into our walk to the local ice cream parlor (Farrell’s), a neighborhood teenager — whom I had never seen …

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